MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – With losses in three of the team’s last four games, K-State men’s basketball hosted No. 17 TCU in a Big 12 battle.
K-State led nearly the whole game, as the Wildcats ended an all-around game on top 82-61.
TCU hit a jump shot seven minutes into the game to take an 8-7 lead. The Horned Frogs never got back on top.
A 10-3 run from the Wildcats put K-State up 18-11. K-State held around a seven-point lead for most of the first half.
The two teams traded buckets at the end of the first half, as K-State took a 36-30 lead into the locker room.
The second half started with an 8-4 run from the Horned Frogs, narrowing K-State’s lead to just two points.
The Wildcats then went on a 13-2 run to extend their lead back out to 53-40. K-State was able to hold on to that lead for the rest of the game.
On another run, K-State added an additional 15 points to its lead as the Wildcats jumped from up 65-59 to 80-59. The Wildcats held out for the rest of the game, winning 82-61.
K-State point guard Markquis Nowell broke a record Tuesday night – with 187 assists this season, he passed Steve Henson with the most assists in a single season in K-State history. Nowell finished with 18 points and seven assists.
The Wildcats saw four other players reach double-figures: Keyontae Johnson and Desi Sills each with 14, Tykei Greene with 13 and David N’Guessan with 10.
K-State moves to 19-5 with the win, 7-4 in conference play.