Many Shocker fans traveled more than 600 miles to watch Wichita State take on Indiana but back in town the support was just as strong.
“We got business to take care of,“ says legendary Shocker Cheese Johnson.
At Walts, it’s all about black and yellow.
“If you got a Shocker shirt on, you can get in,“ says superfan Barbara Crozier.
It’s a place where you can shoot some pool, have a beer or some Cheese.
“That’s Cheese!“ yells a woman from a table.
Basketball legend Cheese Johnson, who played from 1976-1979, was the tallest Shocker in a packed house. But tall or short, everyone believed the Shockers were going to win.
“Yes, they are,” Crozier says.
“When it comes to tournament time, we typically step up to the plate,” Jackie West adds.
“When you got everyone on the same page, you can not help but have success,“ says Johnson.
And don’t say, it’s just the NIT.
“Right now, it is win or go home,” Johnson explains.
Even watching from more than 600 miles away, all these fans care about is moving on to the next round.
“We going to win this game tonight,“ says Johnson. “We going right to my hometown New York City.“
Because they did win, expect it to be a full crowd at Walt’s next Tuesday.