Shockers Get Shocked: Marshall Upsets Wichita State - NECN

Shockers Get Shocked: Marshall Upsets Wichita State

No. 13 seed Marshall beat Wichita State 81-75 in the first round of the East Region on Friday

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    Marshall guard Jon Elmore (33) reacts after making a three-point shot during the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Wichita State Friday, March 16, 2018, in San Diego. Marshall defeated Wichita State 81-75.

    Another No. 4 seed has been sent packing. 

    No. 13 seed Marshall beat Wichita State 81-75 in the first round of the East Region on Friday. 

    Jon Elmore was spectacular for the Thundering Herd. The senior guard scored 27 points, including a number of deep 3-pointers in the second half. Ajdin Penava added 16 points and had a key basket late. 

    The key sequence came with about 2 minutes left when Penava scored on a drive to give the Herd a 76-72 lead. C.J. Burks then stole the ball in the backcourt, and his dunk gave Marshall a 78-72 lead. 

    Wichita State pulled within 78-75 on Conner Frankamp's 3-pointer, but that's as close as the Shockers would get. Frankamp led the Shockers with 27 points. 

    The final 60 seconds took several minutes after a number of reviews that killed the momentum of the game. 

    On Thursday, 13th-seeded Buffalo knocked No. 4 seed Arizona out of the tournament.