Defeated: Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, La Salle and Ohio State.
A No. 9 seed in the Final Four?
Pretty impressive for a team that was merely given a shot and severely overlooked in their opening game of the tournament.
The Shockers took out both No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State in the West region.
Any time a team can add that to their NCAA tournament resume, it is a safe bet that they have had the toughest path to get to where they are now.
Wichita State just keeps getting the job done and that's all that matters this time of year.
They game plan very well and stick to it throughout the course of a game. This could be seen distinctly in their Sweet 16 matchup with La Salle.
The Explorers were all guard-oriented so what does Wichita State do? They lob the ball inside on the very first possession, continue to pound it inside and cruise to victory.
The Shockers have gotten enormous contributions from big men Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early. Their interior scoring threats have opened up driving lanes for the likes of Malcolm Armstead, a guard who doesn't hesitate from taking shots, especially when he sees them dropping.
This is a team that does not shy away from the bright lights and makes plays down the stretch. Taking out the top two seeds in their bracket, Wichita State has shown just how dangerous they are and that they do not care what the name says on the front of the jersey.
Wichita State's success story continues to the Final Four, where they will look to continue their physical play on the inside.