WACO, Texas — Kansas State University basketball went 14-1 and 3-0 in the Big 12 play with a 97-95 overtime win over Baylor at the Farrell Center on Saturday night. Kansas State not only won his games in his first three conferences under his coach, but also against his three teams ranked. bottom. The first was a home overtime victory over No. 24 West Virginia, then the Wildcats went to back-to-back games in Lone Star State, defeating No. 6 Texas and No. 19 Baylor.
Tang’s squad of warriors will return to the Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday at 6pm to face Oklahoma State.
“We’re trying to keep believing in ourselves and we know where we want to go and we’re not there yet, right? So even if we lose this game, we It won’t change what we’ve been doing.We’ve made great progress as a team,” Tan said. “Just because we won doesn’t mean we can’t improve as a team. So we’re just… trying to mentalize it. I know you never know when the last time was.” It’s the amount of time they’ve played against five ranked teams in a row, two of which had to play away. It doesn’t matter. That’s the next thing. What do we have to do? So we don’t pay attention to external things.
Markquis Nowell lit up Ferrell Center with 32 points and 14 assists, while Keyontae Johnson added 24 points and 9 rebounds.
After scoring 64 points Tuesday night against Texas 6/6 in Austin, the Nowell-Johnson tandem scored 56 points on 19-of-35 field goals, including 6-of-11. From 3 point range. Nowell was once again a star, recording his 30-point, 10-assist game for the first time in school history, and scoring his 32nd with his career-high 14 assists. Johnson, who is now scoring in double figures in all 15 games, almost double-doubled with 24 points and a game-high nine rebounds in his career-best 43 minutes.
Ismael Massoud joined the tandem in double figures, posting a season-high 13 points on 4-3 field goals (all from 3-point range) and a perfect 4-4 effort from the free throw line. Did.
After recording a career-high 36 points against No. 6/6 Texas on Tuesday, Nowell became the first Wildcat since then to have back-to-back 30-point games. Michael Beasley It was achieved in four consecutive games from February 23, 2008 to March 4, 2008.
Nowell’s 30 points/10 assists game is second in the last 10 seasons in Division I, trailing Oklahoma’s game. Trae Young Who did it against TCU in 2017.
Keep scrolling for Kansas State’s reaction after their 97-95 overtime win over Baylor.