Actor Bill Murry has become a March Madness mainstay in recent years as he’s followed Xavier on its NCAA tournament journeys. Murray’s son, Luke, is a Musketeers assistant coach, and the comedy legend has adopted the team as his own. But Murray apparently couldn’t wait for Xavier to start Big East tournament play Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. He needed his fix.
Conveniently, the College of Charleston was playing in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament final on Tuesday night against Northeastern just north of Charleston, S.C., where Murray owns a home. Turned out to be a pretty good game, much to his delight.
The Cougars erased a 17-point second-half deficit and forced overtime, where they would eventually prevail, 83-76, to earn their first NCAA tournament bid since 1999.
Murray co-owns the Charleston RiverDogs, a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and was sporting a RiverDogs hat at the game.
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