WICHITA, Kansas — The Wichita State Shockers are on the way to Atlanta to play in the Final Four this weekend.
A crowd cheered the team and coach as they boarded a bus at Koch Arena Wednesday afternoon.
From WSU, deputies escorted the team’s chartered bus to the airport where the Shockers boarded a flight to Atlanta.
The team plays the Louisville Cardinals Saturday. The winner will go on to the NCAA championship game.
Fans seem confident the Shockers can win the national title.
“We’re going to take it,” said Paula Seiwert, a Shocker fan. “We’re going to do it! We’re going to do it!”
“I think it’s a great thing for us as a city,” said Rebecca Olson, a Shocker fan. “I think everyone is really jumping on and just cheering on the Shockers together.”
“I think the fans have a lot to do with it, so that’s good, it’s great,” said Rachel Olson, another Shocker fan.
Shocker fever also spread to the Sedgwick County Commission meeting Wednesday morning.
Commissioner Tim Norton officially declared Saturday as Shocker Day across Sedgwick County.
“You don’t want to go to war with the Shockers,” chanted Norton. “Don’t start no stuff, won’t be no stuff!”
In response, WSU gave the commissioners some team souvenirs so they can be decked out as they cheer on the team.
KSN has crews heading to Atlanta to cover the game. Stay with KSN and KSN.com for complete coverage of the tournament.