A pair of mid-majors grabbed the headlines in a Sweet 16 matchup worthy of marquee attention.
This game took place less than 21 hours after Adam Morrison of Gonzaga made a major gaffe in Oakland that gave UCLA a stunning, come-from-behind victory in the West Regional.
Wichita State arrived that year in Washington as a true Cinderella, but yet George Mason was still lurking–waiting for that opportune moment to strike.
Verne Lundquist and the always excitable Bill Raftery had the call:
Wichita State would get their true moment in the sun seven years later, but for George Mason–the great times would continue.