SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Danero Thomas hit a 15-footer as the
buzzer sounded and 13th-seeded Murray State stunned No. 4 seed
Vanderbilt 66-65 on Thursday in an NCAA tournament opener in the
Perhaps President Barack Obama was onto something picking these
revved-up Racers to get past the first round. It was the school's
first victory in the NCAA tournament in 24 years.
For the second time in as many NCAA appearances, Vanderbilt
bowed out early as the higher seed. The Commodores were also a
first-round upset victim by Siena in 2008 when seeded fourth.
Jermaine Beal made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left to
give Vandy the lead. B.J. Jenkins missed a rushed 3-pointer on the
other end, but the ball went out of bounds off a Vanderbilt player
with 4.2 seconds left, giving Murray State the final shot.
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