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Wichita State Shockers vs La Salle Explorers takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament on Thursday night. This West Region clash should be an intriguing and exciting end to tonight's Sweet 16 games. Tip off is scheduled for 10.17 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
No. 9 seeded Wichita State and No. 13 seeded La Salle are two improbable candidates that have made their way through to the Sweet 16 and both teams will be dreaming of going even further, and will fancy their chances against similarly unlikely opposition.
Wichita destroyed Pittsburgh Panthers in the second round, and then caused a massive upset by taking down No. 1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the third round.
That was a massive win for the Shockers, after Gonzaga had pulled eight points ahead in the second half, and had looked likely to turn the screw and finish the Shockers off. However, Wichita had other plans in mind with five consecutive shots behind the arc late on to claim the unlikely win.
Wichita finished that third round game with 14 of 28 from three point range, and they will be hoping to raise the bar even further tonight.
This is the first time that Wichita State have made it to the Sweet 16 round since 2006, when they were knocked out by George Mason. They will be hoping to go at least one better tonight.
The Explorers meanwhile are a much smaller side than their opponents tonight, and could be destroyed on the boards. Wichita was the 7th best in the nation with a +8.4 rebounding margin. Where as La Salle were a lowly 278th with a -3.0 margin.
Wichita State Shockers vs La Salle Explorers is scheduled to tip off at 10.17 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TBS network. The game can also be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.