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Triple-doubles in NCAA tournament history: Illinois’ Marcus Domask joins an exclusive club

Triple-doubles in NCAA tournament history: Illinois’ Marcus Domask joins an exclusive club

Triple-doubles in NCAA tournament history: Illinois’ Marcus Domask joins an exclusive club

Marcus Domask etched his name into NCAA Tournament history on Thursday.

The Illinois basketball guard recorded the 10th triple-double in March Madness history against No. 14 seed Morehead State with a 12-point, 11-rebound and 10-assist performance in an 85-69 win over Morehead State.

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Domask achieved his triple-double with a 3 points There were 2:57 left in the game. He and the other starters were substituted after the basket, with Illinois leading by 24.

Ja Morant recorded the latest triple-double for Murray State against Marquette in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Domask, from Waupun, Wisconsin, entered the game averaging 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He joins an exclusive list of players who have recorded a triple-double in an NCAA Tournament game.

The Fighting Illini will play No. 11 Duquesne in the second round on Saturday.

Triple double for Marcus Domask

Here’s how Domask recorded the 10th triple-double in NCAA tournament history:

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How many triple-doubles are there in the NCAA tournament?

Domask’s triple-double is the 10th in NCAA tournament history. Prior to their game against Morehead State, the most recent March Madness triple-double came in 2019, by Morant at Murray State. The first was by Michigan’s Gary Grant in 1987.

To date, only Michigan State’s Draymond Green has more than one triple-double in NCAA Tournament history, recording his first in 2011 and his second in 2012 (both in the second round). The most recent triple-double in the tournament came in the Elite Eight, first by Utah’s Andre Miller in 1998 and then by Marquette’s Dwyane Wade in 2003.

Triple-doubles in the NCAA tournament

  • Gary Grant, Michigan (1987): 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. UNC (second round)

  • Shaquille O’Neal, Louisiana State University (1992): 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocks against BYU (first round)

  • David Cain, Saint John (1993): 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Texas Tech (first round)

  • AndrĂ© Miller, Utah (1998): 18 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists against Arizona (Elite Eight)

  • Dwyane Wade, Marquette (2003): 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Kentucky (Elite Eight)

  • Cole Aldrich, Kansas (2009): 13 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks against Dayton (second round)

  • Draymond Green, Michigan State University (2011): 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists vs. UCLA (second round)

  • Draymond Green, Michigan State University (2012): 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. LIU Brooklyn (second round)

  • Ja Morant, Murray State University (2019): 17 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists vs. Marquette (first round)

  • Marcus Domask, Illinois (2024): 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Morehead State (first round)

This article originally appeared in the Journal Star: NCAA Tournament Triple-Doubles: Marcus Domask joins Illinois club