LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wichita State and La Salle busted a few brackets with their early wins in the NCAA tournament. Now they're in the final 16 and playing a short drive from Hollywood. Just don't script their matchup as a meeting of underdogs.
These guys think they've got a lot of credibility, even if large chunks of the country didn't pay them any attention until now.
The ninth-seeded Shockers (28-8) and No. 13 Explorers (24-9) meet in the second West Regional semifinal on Thursday night at Staples Center, where Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and Blake Griffin of the Clippers can usually be found changing outcomes with last-second jumpers or highlight-reel dunks.
Ramon Galloway of La Salle couldn't resist creating some of his own NBA-style moves at the end of Wednesday's open practice.

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