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Wichita State beats Alabama 66-57 for NIT title

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) - The only shocker about the end to Wichita
State's season was the location.

J.T. Durley and Graham Hatch scored 12 points each to lead a
balanced offense, and the Shockers overwhelmed top-seeded Alabama 66-57 on Thursday night to win the NIT championship at Madison Square Garden.

Hatch was 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, including back-to-back
baskets in the closing minutes, as Wichita State (29-8) finished up
a remarkable postseason run in style.

After getting left out of the NCAA tournament - and after hardly
any critics argued on their behalf - the Shockers left little doubt
they should have been selected. They beat Nebraska by 27 points,
won at Virginia Tech, beat College of Charleston, then set a school
record for wins in a season with a 75-44 romp over Washington State
in the semifinals.

They added one more victory against the Crimson Tide.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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