Kansas State soared previous Texas with a season-high scoring efficiency victory in Austin, Texas, 116-103. It marked the Wildcats’ second straight win over a ranked opponent this season.
Ok-State began out with an early roll, mounting a 16-7 run by the primary 5 minutes of play shortly adopted by a Texas 8-0. The Longhorns protection spurred the eight unanswered factors with two three-pointers.
Ok-State was in a position to end out the half sturdy with a 58-40 lead, constructing momentum into the half. The Wildcats opened the second half choosing again up the place they left off, finally increasing the result in 20.
Texas pushed again late within the second half, however guard Markquis Nowell put an finish to the mounting stress with a deep three-pointer within the final three minutes of regulation.
A big a part of Ok-State’s early lead was rebounding, amassing 31 rebounds to Texas’ 24, an enchancment over their efficiency towards West Virginia.
All through the vast majority of the sport, each groups went forwards and backwards with spectacular offensive performances. Each groups shot over 50% from the sector and over 40% from the three-point line.
For Ok-State, Nowell had an all-time efficiency, placing up a career-high 36 factors and coming near a 3rd straight double-double sport with 9 assists.
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Nowell and ahead Keyontae Johnson mixed for a complete of 64 factors as Johnson accounted for 28 and led in rebounds with 9.
For Texas, guard Marcus Carr continues placing up record-setting numbers, eclipsing over 2,000 profession factors. He led his crew in assists and rebounds, and got here in second for factors with 27.
This second straight convention win posts a robust argument for Ok-State’s place within the high 25 because the Jerome Tang period continues to look higher and higher, with convention play persevering with to roll on to a 2-0 begin.
Ok-State will proceed their competitors on the street towards No. 19 Baylor at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, on the Ferrell Heart in Waco, Texas.