Kansas State beats Montana State, heads to second round
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 11:06 PM CDT
GREENSBORO, NC (WIBW) - In the battle of the ‘Cats in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament’s east region, the No. 3 seed Kansas State Wildcats beat the No. 14 Montana State Bobcats 77-65.
K-State only had a 34-28 lead at halftime, but they outscored the Bobcats 43-37 in the 2nd half, thanks to their stellar defense causing turnovers and cold shooting by Montana State.
Senior guard Markquis Nowell finished with a double-double, ending with 17 points and 14 assists. Senior forward Keyontae Johnson led all scorers with 18 points.
KSU will play No. 6 Kentucky in a battle of the Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 19. Tip-off is TBD.
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