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Gregg Marshall's wife escorted out of stands following Wichita State loss

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Could Sunday be the day that Malik Monk breaks out from his recent slump vs. Wichita State?    
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This time, Kentucky won again as a No. 2, beating a Shockers squad that was handed an unfortunate draw.

The third-best defensive play executed by Kentucky in the final minute of its NCAA Tournament victory over Wichita State was the work of senior guard Dominique Hawkins. With four minutes to go, Fox's steal and dunk set the tone for the terrific finish. Their prize is a trip to the South Region semifinal in Memphis, where if seeds hold, they will be grouped with a couple mom-and-pop operations named North Carolina and UCLA.

Wichita State tried to stop him late by going to a zone defense. The Shockers entered the the tournament as a No. 10 seed and will use the placement as motivation in the off-season.

Following a tough loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall took to the podium.

The performance may have surprised the selection committee, but nobody else.

Credit Kentucky with beating Wichita at Wichita's game - toughness. Shamet had an 18-point second half. College basketball's average is 68.

Final Analysis: Perhaps the most successful coach still at a mid-major program, Marshall has been rumored to make the jump to a power conference for years.

"I argued but didn't want to jeopardize my NCAA credential going forward as I cover Kentucky and the team tends to make long tournament runs each year", Franklin said, noting that in his eight years covering the team, this is the first time he has experienced anything like this.

Here's an example of how little Wichita State viewed itself as a No. 10 seed.

"I know that we have the heart of a champion", Marshall said. The first one was, I think, Mississippi State.

Hardman also tweeted a video of Marshall, which remains up. Just like every other team, it doesn't always happen, but they can do it. He may end the season as Kentucky's best defender. Heck, they might even get up to an 8 seed next year.

"We've been in games like this, and we've been able to close out", Fox said. He is expected to help in the backcourt immediately and can play both guard spots.

Kentucky: Monk - the ACC's player of the year - missed all of his six shots from beyond the arc and finished with 12 points in the opening-round victory. That was when Monk put away the game with his length and poise. The best player that they faced during that title run was Buddy Hield, an incredible story that provided the National Basketball Association world with some much-needed comedic relief when he was the centerpiece of the DeMarcus Cousins trade. "Haven't seen him for awhile". We need your support to keep our talented reporters, editors and photographers holding government accountable, looking out for the public interest, and separating fact from fiction. We got [the lead to] seven, ready to bust out and he made plays. "I love my boys, I'm proud of all of them".

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