No. 9 seed Wichita State will face No. 13 seed La Salle in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament in the West region.
Wichita State arguably has the most impressive wins so far in the tournament (FGCU?), eliminating No. 8 Pittsburgh in the second round and then No. 1 Gonzaga in the third.
However, La Salle has won more games than any team in the tournament so far. The Explorers topped Boise State in one of the play-in games, then upset No. 4 Kansas State in the second round. After outlasting No. 12 Ole Miss, 76-74, La Salle returns to the regional semifinals for the first time since 1955. Which Cinderella run will continue into the regional finals?
The winner in this matchup on Thursday, March 28 at 10:17 p.m. ET will advance to the Elite Eight and play the winner of No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 2 Ohio State.
Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.
Regular Season Record: 26-8
Conference Record: 12-6 (Missouri Valley)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Creighton in MVC Title Game
Top Player: Cleanthony Early (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Creighton (#12)
Worst Losses: Indiana State (68-55), Southern Illinois (64-62)
RPI Ranking: 37
Regular Season Record: 21-9
Conference Record: 11-5 (Atlantic 10)
Conference Tournament Results: Defeated in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals by Butler
Top Players: Ramon Galloway (Guard), Tyreek Duren (Guard)
Top 25 Wins: Butler (#9), Virginia Commonwealth (#19)
Worst Losses: Central Connecticut State (81-74), Miami FL (76-59)
RPI Ranking: 46