West Virginia was victorius in the First Round play in a decisive win against Murray State. Now they will face off against #13 Marshall on March 18th at 9:40 pm in Boston, MA. Who will win the in this "West Viginia" Divsion I NCAA Tournament faceoff? For the first time in NCAA history, two teams from West Virginia will face off in NCAA Tournament play.
The Marshall Thundering Herd beat #4 Wichita State Shockers (81-75) in San Diego, CA. Jon Elmore scored 27 points and 4 assists in his 40 minutes of play. Jarrod West helped out with a couple of three points and 3 field goals. The Thundering Herd is listed as the under dog in this matchup even though their coming off a 5 game winning streak. Marshall is exited the regular season scoring 84.2 points per game at 47%. The Vegas odds makers favorite for this betting odds 2nd round game is #5 West Viginia Mountaineers at -12 1/2(-110) and the road dog as the Marshall Thundering Herd at +12 1/2(-110). For the over/under bettor the game total is 158(-110)ou.
The odds favorite Mountaineers, 2nd in the Big 12, pounded Murray State in the First Round by a score of 85-68. The team leader in points Jevan Carter scored 21 points, 6 steals and had 8 assists. Konate added 14 points and Ahmad had 12. Allen came off the bench to add 16 points shooting 5-8 in field goals and 6-7 from the line. The winner of this history making game will head to the Sweet 16 Round of play to face off against Villanova. The Moneylines have the Mountaineers (-900) versus the Thundering Herd (+550). Put your moneyline where your mouth is.
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