The Shockers' stunning postseason endeavor ended Saturday evening in Atlanta. Wichita State had top-seeded Louisville on the ropes throughout much of the second half but surrendered a 12-point advantage en route to a 72-68 defeat.
Gregg Marshall and company captured national attention with a relentless surge through the first two weekends of the NCAA tournament. Wichita State took down the top-ranked teams in the South Region section of the bracket, beating both No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State en route to the Shockers' first Final Four appearance since 1965.
Wichita State's inability to seal the deal late against Louisville prevents the program from stealing the spotlight in Monday's title game matchup, but there's undoubtedly an abundance of positives for the squad to build on. In the aftermath of a heartbreaking loss, here's a look at what the future holds for an upstart Shockers squad.