Shocker fans are still proud of their team

Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early (11) watches action against Cal Poly from the sideline during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WICHITA, Kansas – Shocker nation is still in mourning from the 78 to 76 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats Sunday.

“As coach Marshall said after last night’s game, they’re one bucket better than us, you know someone’s got to be a winner, someone’s got to be a loser,” said WSU student Aubrey Chinberg.

But the team gave the city a lot to be proud of this season.

WSU student Austin Shelby said, “Still proud of the guys, they way they handled it, the way they competed all throughout the season so, proud Shocker.”

And all over Wichita, Shocker fans are still standing behind their team.

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer spoke of a recent trip to Washington, D.C. “It’s amazing. They found out you’re from the city of Wichita, everyone’s wanting to talk to you about Wichita State University and the excitement.”

Fans are sad to see this season ending so soon.

“I’m sad some of the seniors are leaving, we had a really good squad this year. I’m sure if they had another chance they’d make a good deal out of it,” said Josef Vian, WSU student.

“I think they did a great job and the city should be proud of them and I think the city is and they should hold their heads high,” said WSU fan Robert Leer.

But at the end of the day, Shocker fans are ready to cheer on their team again.

Chinberg said, “I think we’re all really proud of them and we did our best and we had a great season we made our mark and we made history, so what else can you say?”
“We’re Shocker fans, and we’re proud of those young men and women,” said Mayor Brewer. “To use Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term, ‘We’ll be back.'”

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