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No. 13 Marshall upsets No. 4 Wichita State in slow-moving nailbiter

No. 13 Marshall upsets No. 4 Wichita State in slow-moving nailbiter

Thanks to a sea of replays, the final 60 seconds of the No. 13 Marshall Thundering Herd's upset of the No. 4 Wichita State Shockers in the 2018 NCAA tournament took 18 minutes and 26 seconds, according to Deadspin's Timothy Burke.

Marshall, the 13 seed in the East region, extended its winning streak to five games and ended the Shockers' five-year streak of winning at least one game in the NCAA Tournament.

Marshall will play the victor of West Virginia and Murray State on Sunday in hopes of becoming this year's Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament. "We're looking forward to the next leg, and I have confidence in these guys that they'll give you a real good ballgame and got a great chance to win". The next time down the floor, West buried a long 3 and raised his right hand in celebration after giving the Thundering Herd a 74-70 lead.

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"I played my game", Elmore said.

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"We didn't want to settle tonight", Elmore said. So we've got a little bit to do. We got some of their bigs in foul trouble early. He played really well, but we knew that going into the game.

Penava scored16 points, Burks 13 and Williams 10. They did it with a freewheeling, probability-fueled style guided by D'Antoni, the coach who left a lasting impression on the sideline with his T-shirt and blazer combination. They're hustlers. They put their heart on the line.

"Everything Houston does we do, the D'Antonis of course, and you will see Golden State running our plays and we will run their plays".

While the Thundering Herd was able to conquer Wichita State, taking down the Rockets is a completely different monster.

Wichita State wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 7 points from turnovers, compared to Marshall's 27.