Wichita State and the 10 Best Mid-Major Runs in NCAA Tournament History

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Wichita State and the 10 Best Mid-Major Runs in NCAA Tournament History
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The Shockers have an appropriate nickname.

Remember when mid-major teams weren't supposed to make the Final Four? 

With increasing parity in college basketball and a corresponding rise in the number of talented players, that idea has exploded in recent years with more and more smaller conference teams making deep runs towards the Holy Grail of college hoops.

This year both the Wichita State Shockers, Final Four and still going, and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, Sweet 16, made deeper runs than expected and upset power conference teams to get there.

But they are far from the only Cinderella's to upset the apple cart and bust more than a few brackets come tournament time.

With that we present the 10 greatest mid-major runs in NCAA tournament history.

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