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ATLANTA, Georgia (KSN) — One day ahead of Wichita State’s game against Louisville in the Final Four, reality appears to be sinking in for the players.
Friday’s activities included a public workout inside the Georgia Dome, in front of excited fans and even some basketball greats.
“Before this we played at Staples center, I thought that was pretty amazing,” said Nick Wiggins, Junior guard. “But the Georgia Dome is for real man, this is crazy.”
For a team that appears to have genuinely enjoyed the tournament experience, every step of the way they have seemed relatively un-fazed. But the Final Four has clearly changed the experience.
“Very remarkable being here, I’m thankful and just a really good trip and I’m soaking this in, as much of this as I can,” said Ron Baker, Freshman guard.
Even coach Gregg Marshall is getting in on the Final Four fever.
“I met Oscar Robertson, I met Bill Walton, Lucius Allen. I had already coached against Danny Manning, so I knew him, but all the greats of college basketball are here,” said Marshall. “It’s like being a rock star — you walk off the court and the fans are going crazy it’s just tremendous. “
Now the team prepares for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity and a chance to prove the underdog can go all the way.