UPDATE: The 9th-seeded Wichita State Shockers defeated La Salle Thursday night,72-to-58, to advance to the Elite Eight. WSU tips off against Ohio State tomorrow (SAT) at 6:05pm.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Pizza Hut officials are promising a gift for Wichita State fans if the Shockers win the NCAA basketball tournament. The company says it will reopen its original restaurant on the Wichita State campus the Thursday after the NCAA tournament championship and feed the campus — if the Shockers capture the title. Wichita State plays La Salle Thursday night in the regional semifinals. Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr thinks a Wichita State championship is possible, saying, "The Cinderella, I think, is going to carry it all the way this year." The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958 in Wichita and was moved in 1986 to the Wichita State campus. Because the Shockers are seeded ninth, the chain also would offer a $9 pizza deal for those who sign up online.