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Marquette ousted from NCAA Tournament with 83-64 loss to Murray State

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Murray State's Ja Morant is the star of the NCAA Tournament's first day after leading No. 12 seed Murray State to an 83-64 blowout of No. 5 seed Marquette.

Morant ended up with 17 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds to lead four players in double figures.

Markus Howard scored 26 points for Marquette but shot 9 of 27 and didn't get enough help.

Murray State advances to a second-round matchup with Florida State.

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