Wichita State surged to an 8-0 lead on heavily-favored Louisville, and then things tightened up because nobody can shoot in a football stadium. It’s science, apparently. Louisville is struggling against Wichita State’s tough defense, as Peyton Siva can’t get in the lane and Russ Smith can’t stop shooting. After a Siva turnover, Cleanthony Early – one of Wichita State’s many under-recruited stars – soared in for the dunk over Wayne Blackshear and a 17-13 lead.
As has been the case for much of the tournament, offense has been ugly.