March 29, 2023

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A Nowell-to-Johnson lob seals one other shut Ok-State victory

Senior Keyontae Johnson makes one among many dunks from the sport towards UTRGV. The wildcats defeated UTRGV 93-59 on Nov. seventh. (Archive photograph by Jersey Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State continues to win, advancing to 15-1 (4-0) from a late second-half rally to push previous Oklahoma State in a 65-57 victory.

The primary half noticed offensive struggles for each groups with turnovers on each groups’ offenses. Oklahoma State’s protection was in a position to restrict Ok-State’s offense to solely 30 factors within the first half.

A big purpose for Ok-State’s restricted scoring was ahead Keyontae Johnson solely scoring three factors on seven area objective makes an attempt within the half.

Johnson would get again into rhythm within the second half, recording 12 factors on the night time together with the game-sealing alley-oop from guard Markquis Nowell to shut the door on the Cowboys.

Although Johnson didn’t have a productive first half, it allowed guard Desi Sills to step up and supply some offensive momentum. Sills ended the night time recording 11 factors, two assists, two steals and three rebounds.

The second half noticed Ok-State’s protection complement the offense, with eight factors off turnovers, limiting the Oklahoma State offense who shot over 45% within the first half to 22.9% within the second.

Nowell continues to report record-breaking numbers. The Huge 12 Gamers of the Week shot 50% from the sphere and sank 5 three-pointers on the night time. Nowell added seven assists and continues to guide the Huge 12 in assists per sport, averaging over eight. 

Oklahoma State entered the sport boasting the third ranked protection within the Huge 12, limiting groups to 61.8 factors per sport and averaging a league-high 38.3 whole rebounds per sport. 

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The Wildcats struggled at occasions within the paint with rebounding, letting up a 10-point lead with underneath 5 minutes within the second half to permit the Cowboys to come back inside one level.

Oklahoma State dominated in second-chance factors with 16, whereas Ok-State recorded zero. Factors within the paint had been additionally to the Cowboy’s benefit with 30 in comparison with Ok-State’s 20.

Kalib Boone, an issue for the Wildcats all through the night time, recorded a team-high 23 factors on 60% taking pictures with two steals and two blocks. Boone helped Oklahoma State inch nearer to taking the lead within the second half together with his inside offensive manufacturing.

For Ok-State, it’s one other shut victory towards a Huge 12 program, persevering with the success and record-breaking begin of first-year head coach Jerome Tang.

Ok-State will return on the street towards a well-known foe, visiting No 17. TCU at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in Schollmaier Enviornment.