The Wichita State Shockers are playing for more than just a trophy this weekend at the Final Four.
They're also playing for pizza.
Pizza Hut, which was founded in 1958 in Wichita, has promised free pizzas for all Wichita State students if the Shockers win it all.
The pizza chain moved its original restaurant to the Wichita State campus in 1986, and the company says if the Shockers cut down the nets in Atlanta on Monday, it will reopen that restaurant to provide pies to the campus.
"We're very proud of our heritage and history in Wichita, and when we see things coming out of the city and campus, we're aware and proud to be a part of that,” Doug Terfehr, director of public relations for Pizza Hut, said last week. "It's an exciting moment already, but it’s always better when there’s pizza around."
Pizza Hut also announced that, should the Shockers win the title, all large, one-topping pizzas will be $9 for people who sign up for the company's email program. The $9 figure comes from Wichita State's seed in the NCAA tournament.
But as some have pointed out, this $9 promotion actually might not be a good deal.
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