Murray State-Marquette Line at Golden Eagles -5

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Don Shapiro
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Murray State-Marquette Line at Golden Eagles -5

NCAA Basketball Tournament betting continues Saturday with already releasing the Murray State-Marquette line. has been serving the sports betting public since 1985 and will be offering betting on all tournament games in addition to many prop bets.

Marquette manhandled BYU on Thursday with an 88-68 victory.

Marquette’s Jae Crowder finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds, while Darius Johnson-Odom scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half.

Crowder became only the fourth player in the past five seasons to score at least 25 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in an NCAA tournament game.

Meanwhile, Murray State managed a definitive win over Colorado State, 58-41.  Murray State covered the spread in this game as well, causing bookies fits as they were one of the most wagered on sides coming into Thursday’s tournament play. 

The Racers ran off 23 straight wins as the nation's last unbeaten team but many pundits questioned whether the Ohio Valley Conference champions would have difficulty playing after a long layoff. 

"I thought our toughness level was tremendous," said first year head coach Steve Prohm, who coached for the first time with his mentor and former boss, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy, watching in person from the stands.

- Don Shapiro,

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