MILWAUKEE | Howard scores 45, Marquette beats No. 12 K-State 83-71

MILWAUKEE | Howard scores 45, Marquette beats No. 12 K-State 83-71

MILWAUKEE— 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 on Saturday, 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.

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