NCAA Tournament West Virginia Mountaineers vs Murray State Racers Start Time, Odds

Meet Murray State WVU's first round opponent

Murray State's men's basketball NCAA run ended in the first round of the tournament on Friday in San Diego.

The Mountaineers, the No. 5 seed in the East, will open tournament play against No. 12 Murray State.

The Mountaineers are no strangers to the Big Dance, and this figures to be one of Bob Huggins' most talented teams to date.

March 16, 2018; San Diego, CA, United States; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Logan Routt (31) reacts against the Murray State Racers during the second half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. West Virginia outscored Murray State 48-24 in the paint and the Mountaineers shot 58 percent in the second half. "We'll see what happens".

Morant is one of three players averaging double figures for Murray State. The Mountaineers managed to score 18 points off of the Racers' 16 turnovers.

"I would be shocked if he didn't play that way".

Murray State (26-5) is the champion of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Murray State was led by Terrell Miller, Jr. with 27 points which included 8 for 11 shooting from the field. It's West Virginia's defensive rebounding mark that probably has McMahon thinking that his team, although not as big as West Virginia's, can do some damage of its own on the offensive end.

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But, this Murray State squad may provide a tougher test than fans expect.

Morale soared as West Virginia enjoyed a double-digit lead for much of the second half, ending Murray State's 13-game winning streak. Miller made 8 of 11 shots, but his team hit just 41 percent. Stark, who was averaging 21.8 points per game, was 1 of 12 shooting and finished with nine points.

"They're a solid defensive team, but I got a lot of wide-open looks". State had plenty of the latter, hitting nearly 38% of its threes and featuring five different players who are realistic threats to make multiple long range shots, but it's the former, and the rebounding that must follow, that has MSU's attention.

Mountaineers freshman forward Teddy Allen added 16 points and four rebounds, while sophomore forward Sagaba Konate and junior forward Esa Ahmad finished with 14 and 11 points, respectively. His 15th point early in the second half propelled him into the Murray State 1,000-point club.

After Murray State closed within six on a free throw by Dupree, the Mountaineers erupted on a 7-0 to reclaim control from there midway through the second half. Those wasted possessions allowed the Mountaineers to build a comfortable lead.

A victory over Murray State will propel the Old Gold and Blue into Sunday's Round of 32 where it will face the victor of Friday's first contest between Wichita State and Marshall.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers were smart in not settling for jump shots against the undersized Racers. "Rebounded the ball extremely well, had 17 rebounds". These two seniors up here with me, Terrell Miller and Jonathan Stark can't say enough good things about them and what they've done for Murray State in Murray, Kentucky.

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