Marshall earned its chance to take on the Mountaineers; Shame the game's in San Diego!

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 17, 2018
COMMENTARY
 
SAN DIEGO — It could have been entirely the selection committee’s doing, this West Virginia vs. Marshall tussle. Shuffle the seeds only a smidgen and the Mountain State’s two Division I teams could’ve gotten their scrap on during a 4-13 first-round game.
 
Therein lies the margin between Almost Heaven and the two hours of actual hoops heaven we’ll experience Sunday night.
 
The Herd isn’t getting a crack at WVU because some NCAA back-room bracket-builders manufactured it. The Herd is getting a shot because they earned it.
 
Having never won an NCAA tournament game until Friday, Marshall remedied their 0-for-Forever by taking down fourth-seeded Wichita State 81-75.
 
Marshall prevailed by Jon Elmore shooting 3s through an RPI that had the Shockers ranked 71 spots better.
 
Marshall prevailed by flipping the script on a Wichita State program that had posted 10 victories in the previous five NCAA tournaments.
 
Marshall prevailed despite absorbing Wichita State’s 15-1 run, the kind that typically convinces underdogs to relent.
 
CLICK HERE to read the rest of the commentary by Allan Taylor at WV MetroNews Sports.
 

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