WSU still had a chance, as Frankamp came up with a clutch three-pointer with 46 seconds left to cut Marshall's lead to 78-75.
The Shockers have tournament experience, share the ball beautifully and crash the glass ferociously, but they lack the defensive intensity of their past teams, and will allow the Thundering Herd to keep it close from outside. His 20-point second half in the C-USA title game sealed the deal for Marshall to head to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1987.
Chaos in Colombo as Mahmudullah blasts Tigers into final
Bangladesh managed to edge past hosts Sri Lanka to set up final clash against India of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 . But Mahmudullah (43* off 18) held his ground and knocked off the remaining 12 runs in the next three balls.
Marshall draws up a ideal play out of the timeout to take a 80-75 lead! The Shockers ranked No. 164 nationally defending the 3-pointer, so they are vulnerable against Marshall's key offensive principle. Wichita State shot just 41.1% from the field and 33.3% (6-18) from beyond the arc in the loss.
The Thundering Herd are 12th in the nation in scoring, averaging 84.3 points per game. In the end, Marshall knocked down 9 of 23 (39.1 percent) from 3-point range, providing enough cushion to pull away late.
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RB Leipzig face Marseille in the next round whilst Atletico Madrid have a decent looking draw against Sporting CP . There are some cracking teams left in the competition including Lazio , Marseille and favourite Atletico Madrid .
Another No4 seed has been sent packing. His tenure with the Phoenix Suns in the mid-2000s emphasized fast breaks on every possession, with all possessions aiming toward either shot attempts in the lane, or from behind the 3-point line.
Marshall advances to play the victor of No. 5 seed West Virginia and No. 12 seed Murray State in Sunday's second round in the East Region.
Sensex today: Political, global woes weigh on markets; index tanks 400 points
State-run coal mining company Coal India shares lost as much as 6 percent after the stock adjusted for bonus share issue. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.24 percent and Shanghai Composite shed 0.11 percent in early trade today.