Buzzer-Beater Notches First Tournament Upset

And lucky President Obama picked 'em in his bracket
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2010 6:02 PM CDT

The president called this one, all right. Danero Thomas hit a 15-footer at the buzzer as 13th-seeded Murray State stunned No. 4 seed Vanderbilt 66-65 in the first big upset of the NCAA tournament. It's the school's first tournament win since 1988. Maybe President Obama was onto something picking these revved-up Racers (31-4) to get past the first round.

Jermaine Beal made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left to give Vandy the lead. BJ Jenkins missed a rushed 3-pointer on the other end, but the ball went out of bounds off a Vanderbilt player with 4.2 seconds left to give Murray State the final shot. (Read more NCAA tournament stories.)

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