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1989's Road to Omaha

A series of "This Day in History" posts from Wichita State's 1989 College World Series championship team.

May 21, 1989

The game:

The skinny: WSU loses to the Sycamores in the championship game of the MVC Tournament, perhaps ruining its chances of a No. 1 seed in an NCAA Regional.

The quote: "Sure. Of course we lost it. That’s just the way it is. Anytime they’re going to get a chance to stick it to us, they’ll do it,” WSU coach Gene Stephenson.

WSU's record: 58-14

Big picture: WSU waits two days for its regional assignment, believing it may be sent to Texas or Texas A&M.