Mar­quette’s Howard scores 45, up­sets K-State

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Sports -

Markus Howard scored 45 points and went 19 of 21 from the foul line, and Mar­quette used tight de­fense to counter Kansas State’s in-your-face play in an 83-71 vic­tory Sat­ur­day in Mil­wau­kee, hand­ing the 12th-ranked Wild­cats their first loss.

Sacar Anim added 16 points for the Golden Ea­gles (6-2), who didn’t back down from the phys­i­cal Wild­cats. Mar­quette out­re­bounded Kansas State 34-25 and kept at­tack­ing the rim in hold­ing a dou­ble-digit lead for most of the sec­ond half.

Howard’s pro­duc­tive day from the field (11 of 17) helped Mar­quette over­come 20 turnovers. The quick ju­nior drew a foul on a drive with 7:57 left to send Kansas State lead­ing scorer Dean

Wade (16.2 points) to the bench with five fouls and 11 points.

Play­ing its first true road game against its tough­est foe of the young sea­son, Kansas State (6-1) saw its de­fense fal­ter.

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