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Upset Alert: No. 12 Murray State Is Blowing Out No. 5 Marquette

Ja Morant taking a shot in a game for Murray State.

MURRAY, KY - FEBRUARY 09: Ja Morant #12 of the Murray State Racers in action against the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars in the first half of the game at CFSB Center on February 9, 2019 in Murray, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

There's something to be said for a team from one of the less notable conferences that has a player of legit NBA superstar potential. That's exactly what Murray State had in Ja Morant as he and the Racers continue to put Marquette on upset alert.

With less than 8:00 remaining in the second half, Murray State leads Marquette 68-46, a score which is approaching a record for blowouts by a 12-seeded team.

Morant has been leading the way with a triple-double.

It seemed pretty clear from the get-go that Murray State had the edge, racing out to a double-digit lead that the Golden Eagles were able to trim to seven by halftime. Murray State led 42-35 at the half before turning on the juice in the second.

To their credit, Marquette have a star of their own in Markus Howard, who leads the game with over 20 points scored on his own.

Unfortunately, the Big East runner-ups just didn't have an answer for Morant, KJ Williams, Tevin Brown and Shaq Buchanan.

The blowout has been so bad that it is nearing historic levels.

The largest blowout by a team seeded 12 or lower is 30 points by No. 12 Missouri State over No. 4 Tennessee in the 2013 Round of 32. The biggest ever by any team seeded 11 or lower was Loyola Marymount over No. 3 Michigan in a 149-115 win in 1990.