So while revenge or the rematch is something that dominates the headlines and might be in the back of the minds of Wichita State players and coaches, this game should be where United Kingdom focuses itself.
So this week he's spoken out about his discontent with WSU's No. 10 seed, unworthy power-five schools, scheduling problems and what he suspects is an effort to limit his type of schools by pitting them against each other.
At the 2:38 mark, Brown went 1-of-2 at the line to increase the margin to seven points.
Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. said Kentucky is "nothing special" and the Shockers aren't afraid of anyone "on this planet".
Marshall has been flying this flag for years, including after his team beat Illinois State in final of the Missouri Valley Tournament championship game - many bracketologists said the Shockers, despite a 30-4 record and solid NCAA Tournament history - needed that automatic bid for an invite to the Big Dance. The meeting Sunday will be just the second between the two teams in the NCAA tournament.
The irony struck again this year, and now as the underdog in the scenario, Wichita State has a chance to dish out its revenge.
Dayton coach Archie Miller joined in Friday by expressing concerns about scheduling.
"It's something that you never forget", Harris said. They'll have to get through Dayton, a formidable mid-major on its own, to face Kentucky, but they're now favored by more than six points.More news: Trump urges lawmakers to 'get it done' on Obamacare repeal
The Shockers led 5-2 early, but a Smith 3-pointer started a 9-3 Dayton run that culminated in a Cunningham layup and an 11-8 Flyer lead. With that added stuff, hopefully the consistency will come back because we all have that one goal. I've said that before. Most of the players on both rosters didn't even play in the previous game or weren't yet enrolled, but many of them are aware of what transpired in that Midwest Region second-round contest in 2014. I don't know why they continually do it, but they do.
After winning the Atlantic 10 regular season title at home against VCU, the Flyers dropped three straight to close the season. "We've just got to go play our game and play hard and get the win".
Marshall on 2014 Wichita: "In the end, it took a loss to validate our team, which I think is really ironic and sad".
"We know how tough the next opponent is", Calipari said. "I'm proud of what we accomplished, all four of us".
Sometimes you have to give the people what they want. "The three words that I talk about: verve vigor, and vitality, we didn't have those things".
Will Malik Monk heat up? . Like Friday, though, it's just too bad it has to happen so soon.