ATLANTA (AP) - More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a team at Wichita State loaded with future NBA talent that he believes underachieved, falling just short of the Final Four.
This year, he's been watching a motley group do just the opposite: Without a bona fide star, the Shockers are close to playing for a national championship.
There's Carl Hall, a rugged forward from rural Georgia, and Ron Baker, a small-town Kansas kid. Cleanthony Early came out of a tiny junior college in upstate New York and Ehimen Orukpe arrived from Lagos, Nigeria, by way of Three Rivers Community College in Missouri.
Together, this disparate group of basketball talents knocked off Gonzaga and Ohio State en route to Atlanta, and will try to upend mighty Louisville on Saturday night.

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Thumbnail Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Can No. 21 Notre Dame cover a double-digit spread at home when it hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 6:30PM ET?
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