Somewhere, a bubble team can breathe a little easier for the NCAA tournament thanks to the Murray State Racers (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP).
Jewuan Long drove the baseline for a layup with 4.4 seconds left, and Murray State rallied from seven points down in the final 5:28 to beat Tennessee State 54-52 for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday and the automatic NCAA tournament berth.
Had Tennessee State won it, the Racers would have probably received an at-large bid, bursting another team’s tournament bubble