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Kansas State 82, West Virginia 76

(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

By AVERY OSEN
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Markquis Nowell had a game-high 23 points and 10 assists, Keyontae Johnson scored 18, and Abayomi Iyiola added a career-best 14 points as Kansas State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 24 West Virginia 82-76 in overtime in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

The Wildcats (12-1) scored the first six points in overtime after West Virginia forced the extra period on a tying 3-pointer by Keadrian Johnson with one second left in regulation. It West Virginia's third 3-pointer in the game.

Nowell took over in the extra period, scoring five points and helping Kansas State hold off the Mountaineers.

West Virginia (10-3, 0-1) had 20 turnovers and the Wildcats scored 22 points off those miscues.

The Wildcats shot 29 of 69 (42%) from the field, while West Virginia was 26 of 63 (41%).

Kansas State took its first lead eight minutes into the second half at 44-42 after going nearly six minutes without a basket at the start of the game.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: The Mountaineers went cold in the second half and lost a double-digit halftime lead. They will need to work on not turning the ball over after having 20 in the loss.

Kansas State: Despite the slow start, the Wildcats found a way to win. The 21-point first half was the team's lowest scoring half this season.

December 31, 2022


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Mitchell F 41 5-12 4-4 2-4 3-13 2 0 0 4 4 16
E. Matthews Jr. F 39 5-10 3-4 0-4 0-5 0 1 1 0 2 13
J. Bell Jr. F 17 3-3 2-8 0-0 3-3 1 0 1 3 3 8
K. Johnson G 37 1-10 5-6 1-4 3-9 7 0 0 3 5 8
E. Stevenson G 22 3-10 1-2 0-2 1-2 1 0 0 2 5 7
M. Wague   27 3-4 4-10 0-0 8-10 0 3 1 3 2 10
J. Toussaint   17 2-5 0-2 1-2 0-1 1 0 0 2 5 5
K. Johnson   13 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 0 5
S. Wilson   11 2-5 0-0 0-2 1-2 0 0 1 1 1 4
Totals   224 26-63
(.413)
20-38
(.526)
4-18
(.222)
21-50 12 4 4 20 27 76


Kansas State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Tomlin F 36 4-11 3-8 0-1 2-3 1 0 4 0 4 11
K. Johnson F 34 6-13 6-9 0-3 3-6 2 0 0 1 4 18
A. Iyiola C 22 6-7 2-2 0-0 3-8 0 1 0 1 5 14
M. Nowell G 43 6-14 10-13 1-5 1-3 10 0 7 3 1 23
C. Carter G 22 0-8 0-0 0-2 1-4 2 0 1 1 3 0
D. Sills   33 4-9 0-0 1-3 1-4 2 0 1 2 3 9
I. Massoud   21 2-5 0-0 1-2 1-2 1 0 0 1 5 5
T. Greene   13 1-2 0-2 0-0 1-5 1 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   224 29-69
(.420)
21-34
(.618)
3-16
(.188)
14-36 19 1 13 11 26 82
Officials: Kipp Kissinger, Jeb Hartness, Marques Pettigrew




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