No. 13 Marshall ousts Wichita St. in a shocker - KCTV5

No. 13 Marshall ousts Wichita St. in a shocker

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Marshall forward Ajdin Penava, left, blocks a shot by Wichita State forward Rashard Kelly (0), right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Friday, March 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Marshall forward Ajdin Penava, left, blocks a shot by Wichita State forward Rashard Kelly (0), right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Friday, March 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -

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.

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