Beaten in Bramlage


Kansas State junior guard Markquis Nowell puts up a wide-open 3-pointer as Texas Christian guard Francisco Farabello is late with the defense Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.

MANHATTAN (AP) — Damion Baugh scored 12 points and his 3-pointer with 13 seconds left was part of an 8-0 run that Texas Christian staged in the final 1:11 in a 60-57 come-from-behind victory at Kansas State 60-57 on Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

Markquis Nowell’s layup with 1:50 left gave the Wildcats a 57-52 lead, but they didn’t score again. Kansas State missed its last two shots, the front end of a 1-and-1 twice and turned it over once.

Mike Miles made two foul shots for the Horned Frogs (11-2, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) with 1.4 seconds left. Nowell’s little more than half-court heave bounced off the back rim to end it.

Miles scored a game-high 19 points and Emanuel Miller grabbed 10 rebounds for the Horned Frogs.

Nowell scored 18 points and was a pest on defense with seven steals. His seven strips tied for the most in a conference game in Kansas State (9-6, 1-3) history. LaKeith Humphrey snatched seven in a game in the former Big 8 Conference in the 1988-89 season.

Nijel Pack and Mark Smith added 10 points apiece for K-State. Smith toyed with a double-double with a team-high nine rebounds.

The Wildcats now have a 12-game losing streak in the month of January with the last victory coming on Jan. 29, 2020 against Oklahoma.

K-State entered having won three of the last four against Texas Christian, however, the Horned Frogs now won the last three meetings (2020-22) in Manhattan.

The Wildcats dropped their third straight game when leading in the second half. The team has lost four games by three points or fewer, while sox of the seven losses this season have come by a total of 25 points.

K-State head coach Bruce Weber returned to the sideline for the first time since the Big 12 opener on New Year’s Day at Oklahoma, as he missed the last two games due to health and safety protocols.

The Horned Frogs are host to Oklahoma on Saturday and Kansas State is host to 19th-ranked Texas Tech.

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