Just when it looked like No. 4 Vanderbilt had rallied for the late victory, Danero Thomas nailed a contested jumper before the buzzer sounded to give No. 13 Murray State the upset 66-65 win.
Murray State inbounded the ball with less than five ticks on the game clock and Thomas, who scored 11 points, took the feed off the right elbow of the free throw line and drained the difficult game-winner.
Murray State moves on to play either No. 5 Butler or No. 12 UTEP.
Murray State’s Isacc Miles led all scorers with 17 points, and in the loss, John Jenkins tallied 13 for Vanderbilt.