Prepare yourself for a full week of intense Shocker coverage: Wichita State has advanced to the Sweet 16 with a convincing win over the Tennessee Volunteers. PJ Cousinard sliced and diced his way to 20 points for the Shox. That's an actual wheat shocker on the left, there.
It's a little bit unfortunate for Tennessee. Their seed was much-maligned, and the fact that they needed a buzzer-beater to beat Winthrop and then lost to a Missouri Valley Conference team doesn't do a lot to hush their critics. But I really believe that Winthrop is about the best 15-seed you'll ever see, and Wichita State is about the best 7-seed you'll ever see. It sounded like an easy draw, but it was anything but.
All the 5:00 games have tipped, too. Montana is leading Boston College as the first half nears an end, Washington is pounding Illinois in the first half, and LSU is up big early on Texas A&M.