Wofford and Murray State have a chance to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 with another win
HARTFORD — One guard was launching shots from all over the court, producing 26 points while missing a high number of his attempts.
The other was shooting and driving and — most notably — passing. Fueling his team’s offense by distributing the ball.
In the Main Event at the XL Center between Ja Morant and Markus Howard, the verdict was decisive. Fans learned that Howard, Marquette’s gifted guard, can most definitely score. But Morant, Murray State’s transcendent point guard, can do just about everything.
The final score Thursday afternoon: No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 5 Marquette 64.
The final line in the Battle of the Guards: Morant with 17 points, 16 assists, 11 rebounds; Howard with 26 points on 9 of 27 shooting, including 4 of 14 on 3-pointers.