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No. 13 Marshall upsets No. 4 Wichita St.

No. 13 Marshall upsets No. 4 Wichita St.

It followed that up with an 81-75 victory over No. 4 seed Wichita State -- who has played in seven straight NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the Sweet 16 twice, Elite Eight once and Final Four once during that span -- in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, earning the first-ever NCAA Tournament win in program history.

SAN DIEGO The Marshall Thundering Herd celebrated like never before.

Elmore outdueled Wichita State's Conner Frankamp, who also scored 27 and went 6-for-10 from behind the arc. It doesn't look good for the favorites when No. 4 and No. 13 teams square off as the same thing happened in the South Region where Buffalo eliminated Arizona.

Most of those Valley NCAA Tournament wins came from Wichita State's dominant run over the last several years.

For the first time in six tries during 62 years, the Thundering Herd won an NCAA Tournament game.

If the Shockers beat Marshall (more on them in a bit), they could square off against either West Virginia or Murray State in the Round of 32.

Former IU coach Tom Crean accepts job at Georgia
That stretch was highlighted by a No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and a Big Ten Coach of the Year for Crean in 2016. Crean, who will turn 52 on March 25, spent nine seasons at IN before being let go after an 18-16 campaign IN 2016-17.

"We didn't want to settle tonight", Elmore said. They made huge plays down the stretch and without that we wouldn't have won.

Princeton beating UCLA in 1996 and almost beating Georgetown in 1989 were classic NCAA tournament games that provided a strategy for every underdog that would come after Pete Carril's team: play slow.

Penava scored16 points, Burks 13 and Williams 10.

"I like our style". Coach D'Antoni does a great job of spacing the floor.

"I like our kids", he said. They led 33-31 with under four minutes left in the first half before North Carolina went on a 12-1 run to take control by the break. They will face second-seeded North Carolina.

Nevada (28-7) erased a 14-point, second-half deficit and tied it at 68 when Jordan Caroline hit one of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left in regulation. But the Shockers also committed 15 turnovers, which led to 27 points for Marshall.


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