NCAA Tournament

Murray State’s Ja Morant joins impressive list of NCAA Tournament triple doubles

Memorable upsets in the NCAA Tournament

March Madness is back. Here are just some of the notable upsets that have happened in the NCAA Tournament.
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March Madness is back. Here are just some of the notable upsets that have happened in the NCAA Tournament.

Murray State senior guard Ja Morant became the eighth player in NCAA Tournament to record a triple double when he scored 17 points, dished out 16 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Racers’ 83-64 victory over Marquette in a first-round game on Thursday.

A triple-double has occurred nine times. Michigan State’s Draymond Green did it twice.

Here’s the list of official triple-doubles:

1987 Gary Grant, Michigan vs. North Carolina, second round, 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.

1992 Shaquille O’Neal, LSU vs. Brigham Young, first round, 26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 blocks.

1993 David Cain, St. John’s vs. Texas Tech, first round, 12 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists.

1998 Andre Miller, Utah vs. Arizona, regional final, 18 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists.

2003 Dwyane Wade, Marquette vs. Kentucky, regional final, 29 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists.

2009 Cole Aldrich, Kansas vs. Dayton, second round, 13 points, 20 rebounds, 10 blocks.

2011 Draymond Green, Michigan State vs. UCLA, second round, 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists.

2012 Draymond Green, Michigan State vs. LIU Brooklyn, second round, 24 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists.

2018 Ja Morant, Murray State vs. Marquette, first round, 17 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists.

The NCAA Final Four Record Book also lists unofficial triple-doubles. These games were played before assists, blocks and steals became part of the official tournament box scores in the mid-1980s.

1953 B.H Born, Kansas vs. Indiana, championship game, 26 points, 15 rebounds, 13 blocks.

1959 Oscar Roberson, Cincinnati vs. Kansas State, regional final, 24 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists.

1959 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati vs. Louisville, third place game, 39 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists.

1960 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati vs. California, national semifinal, 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.

1960 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati vs. New York University, third place game, 32 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists.

1971 Artis Gilmore, Jacksonville vs. Western Kentucky, first round, 12 points, 22 rebounds, 11 blocks.

1979 Magic Johnson, Michigan State vs. Lamar, second round, 13 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists.

1979 Magic Johnson Michigan State vs. Penn, national semifinal, 29 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.

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