NCAA: Murray State Upsets Marquette

03/22/2019 By Tyler Englander

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It’s Ja Morant’s world and we are simply living in it. The future NBA lottery pick registered a triple-double in No. 12 seed Murray State’s opening round victory over No. 5 seed Marquette.

Morant is known for racking up points, but it was his ability to get his teammates involved that was on full display in Hartford.

Morant has 16 assists to go along with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Morant shied away from praise saying, “I have great players around me and they make me look better.”

The Racers also got big contributions from Freshman guard Tevin Brown as well as 14 points from Senior Shaq Buchanan. Murray State Head Coach Matt McMahon credited the team’s selfless play and ability to execute.

Marcus Howard led the way for the Golden Eagles with 23 points, 16 of which came in the first half. Sam Hauser also put up 16 for the Golden Eagles.

Murray State will take on Florida State in Hartford on Saturday. Florida State beat Vermont earlier today.