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By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State hasn't surprised Louisville coach Rick Pitino.
The Shockers (30-8) face the top-seeded Cardinals (33-5) in the Final Four on Saturday night in Atlanta, just the fifth time a team seeded ninth or greater has reached the national semifinals since seeding began in 1979.
Pitino, though, said he was talking to his son at the onset of the tournament about teams that had a chance of making the Final Four, and Wichita State popped into their heads.
Pitino said he sees similarities between the Shockers and the 1987 Providence team he took to the Final Four, though he conceded, ``Wichita State has more talent than we had at Providence.''

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