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    Thomas buzzer-beater propels Murray St. to first tourney win in 24 years

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Murray State coach Billy Kennedy went with his gut and drew up a play his team had never run before, with Isacc Miles the go-to guy at the end.

    Third option Danero Thomas became the hero instead.

    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 West Regional.

    “That shot was bigger than he could imagine,” Murray State’s B.J. Jenkins said. “It wasn’t just a game-winning shot. We’ll remember this for the rest of our lives.”

    President Barack Obama must have been onto something picking these revved-up Racers (31-4) to get past the first round. It was the school’s first victory in the NCAA tournament since a 78-75 win over North Carolina State in 1988.

    read more http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=300770238

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