- The Washington Times - Friday, March 16, 2018

Wichita State used to be known as a small-conference powerhouse that would upset teams in the NCAA Tournament. Now, the Shockers are the upset victim.

No. 13 Marshall secured its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory in an 81-75 upset of No. 4 Wichita State Friday afternoon.

Marshall had not made it to the tournament since 1987. Jon Elmore scored 27 points, including 4-for-8 3-point shooting.

Elmore outdueled Wichita State’s Conner Frankamp, who also scored 27 and went 6-for-10 from behind the arc.

The Shockers led the Thundering Herd 37-34 at halftime, but Marshall took control in the second half, particularly with this dunk by Ajdin Penava in the final minute that put them up five: 



However, the final minutes of the game slowed to a crawl due to three different official reviews that took referees to the monitors each time. In one case, they appeared to get the call wrong — the out-of-bounds call that set up Penava’s dunk. Then, the referees caught both teams trying to illegally substitute a player into the game during that timeout.

Whether the calls were right or wrong, fans and analysts noticed how much time it took for the game to conclude.

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