Marquette’s Howard scores 45, upsets K-State
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.