Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet made a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early (11) and forward Carl Hall (22) and guard Fred Van Vleet (23) celebrate after winning the West Region final Saturday in Los Angeles. The Shockers are the first Missouri Valley Conference team to reach the Final Four since 1979.
The jobless rate in Kansas isn't falling, but it didn't get worse in February.
The (not seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate declined from 6.2 to 5.8 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number remained steady at 5.5 percent for the fourth month. In February 2012, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent.
Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning actress Karla Burns is starring in the title role as Dolly Levi in the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" at Wichita’s Forum Theatre. Actor Huron Breaux portrays Horace Vandergelder, the object of Dolly’s affection.
Kansas farmers planting differently due to drought; Gov. Brownback says gay marriage issue is settled in Kansas; Pizza Hut promises free pizza if the Shockers win the NCAA title; Kansas students to participate in Geographic Bee.
Kan. Farmers Plan To Sow Less Corn, More Sorghum
Kansas farmers are planting fewer acres of thirsty crops like corn and soybeans this spring and more of drought-tolerant crops like sorghum.