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Murray State Crushes Marquette To Advance In NCAA Tournament

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The Murray State Racers crushed the Marquette Golden Eagles Thursday afternoon by 19 points, 83-64, to advance to the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

The Racers’ star player sophomore Ja Morant dominated the game, recording a triple-double with 17 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds. That’s the 9th triple-double in tournament history, and the first one since 2012. Freshman Tevin Brown also contributed 19 points for the Racers.

Markus Howard led the Marquette Golden Eagles in scoring, with 26 points. The Racers face Florida State University on Saturday in the second round.

"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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