Nowell dishes 19 assists, K-State moves to Elite 8

NEW YORK CITY– Markquis Nowell damaged the NCAA competition document for aids in a video game with 19, his last 2 on amazing come on the last min of overtime, and also Kansas State beat Michigan State 98-93 on Thursday evening in a Pleasant 16 thriller at Madison Square Yard.

Playing in his home town and also hammering out a second-half ankle joint injury, Nowell discovered Keyontae Johnson for a reverse alley-oop with 58 secs left in OT to provide the Wildcats (26-9) the lead permanently in this back-and-forth East Area semifinal. He after that tossed an incoming pass to Ismael Massoud, that tore down a jumper with 15 secs left for a 96-93 lead.

With Michigan State requiring a 3 to connect, Nowell swiped the round from the Spartans’ Tyson Walker and also drove for a clinching layup at the buzzer.

The 5-foot-8, Harlem-raised Nowell completed with 20 factors and also 5 takes in a trademark efficiency at basketball’s most popular sector.

UNLV‘s Mark Wade had the previous NCAA tourney aids document with 18 throughout the Runnin’ Rebels 1987 Last 4 sway Indiana.

Nowell is the 2nd gamer over the previous 25 periods to have 20 factors, 15 aids and also 5 takes in a video game (UNC Wilmington‘s Chad Tomko did it in 2009), and also he’s the only gamer to achieve the task in the NCAA competition considering that takes ended up being a main stat in 1986, according to ESPN Statistics & & Info.

Kansas State progressed to its initial Elite 8 considering that 2018.

Johnson racked up 22 factors for the Wildcats. A.J. Hoggard led Michigan State (21-13) with 25 factors.

The Associated Press added to this record.

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