Shockers go from 500/1 to 33/1 to win NCAA tourney

Mar 24, 2013 |
Wichita State is now 33/1 in NCAA tourney futures.
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Wichita State is now 33/1 in NCAA tourney futures.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The Wichita State Shockers lived up to their name and did just that Saturday night by knocking off top-seeded Gonzaga.

But what’s really shocking is the move in Wichita State’s futures odds.

“They (Shockers) haven't really been touched until they were going up against Gonzaga,” Aron Black of Bet365 told Covers. “They were 125/1 to win the tourney going into that game, but they were a 500/1 long shot earlier in season before tourney time. We have had a few lottery ticket bets on them, but nothing major.”

Wichita State is now 33/1 at Bet365 to win it all and Black says it will be a favorite in its Sweet 16 clash with either Ole Miss or La Salle.

The Shockers won as 4-point underdogs over Kansas State and won as 6.5-point dogs Saturday. Both those games played over, as have five of their last six games overall.
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