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Kentucky ends Wichita State's perfect run

NCAA Tournament

Kentucky guard/forward James Young (1) defends against Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

When it bounced harmlessly off the rim, everything was set in motion once again.

Calipari spontaneously leaped into the air, bad hip and all, as the eighth-seeded Wildcats poured off their bench to celebrate their 78-76 victory over the Midwest Region's top seed.

The boys from Wichita State slumped to their seats, their faces buried in ...

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