West Virginia west coast match-up set for Sunday 9:40 pm est

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Country roads will intersect this weekend in San Diego.

Marshall University and West Virginia University both won their first round games to meet-up in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

On the ground in San Diego Keith Morehouse reports that tip-off will be at approximately 9:40pm est Sunday.

Seeded No. 13 in its bracket, the Herd stunned the No. 4 seed Wichita State 81-75 on Friday.

Then the five-seeded Mountaineers beat 12-seed Murray State of 85-68.

Jevon Carter scored 21 points, had eight assists and six steals, Teddy Allen added 16 points.

The Mountaineers (25-10) pulled away in the second half and advanced to the round of 32 for the third time in the past four seasons as four players finished in double figures.

Jon Elmore scored 27 points and Jarrod West hit a huge 3-pointer with three minutes left to help Marshall clinch its first ever NCAA Tournament win.

The Thundering Herd (25-10) also got big shots down the stretch from Ajdin Penava and C.J. Burks. The team hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 1987.

Keith Morehouse and Jimmy Treacy are in San Diego. As soon as we know a game-time we will post it here.



 
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