No. 11 Wichita State Upsets No. 6 Arizona, Makes Wildcats Coach Sean Miller Sweat Through His Shirt

Charles Bowles
(Photo: Getty)

The sixth-seeded Wichita State Shockers are the true definition of road warriors.

WSU defeated the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats in a 65-55 victory less than 48 hours after beating the Vanderbilt Commodores in Dayton, Ohio.     

After beating Vanderbilt in their First Four matchup on Tuesday, the Shockers immediately traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to prepare for their game against Arizona. 

The extended travel did not affect the Shockers as they slowly built a 15-8 lead about midway through the first half. The Shockers' stifling defense limited the Wildcats to 19 points in the first, their fewest in a half since 2009.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller was so stressed about the Shockers lock-down defense that he sweat through his shirt on the sidelines. 

Miller switched shirts in the second half, but he or his team did not fare any better as the Shockers earned the 65-55 upset.

Seniors Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker led the way for WSU, scoring 16 and 13, respectively.

Wichita State will play the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes on Saturday to try to reach the Sweet 16 for a second consecutive year.

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