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Cats can't complete comeback on Marquette, falling 64-63

Marquette Kansas St Basketball Mark Smith
Posted at 10:46 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 23:46:52-05

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kam Jones scored 15 points, Oso Ighodaro blocked a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds and Marquette edged Kansas State 64-63 in the Big East/Big 12 Battle, K-State's first home loss this season.

Kansas State pulled within a point, 64-63 on a Mike McGuirl 3-pointer with 19 seconds left. But after working for a final shot, Ismael Massoud's drive for the win was rejected by the 6-foot-9 freshman Ighodaro.

Justin Lewis scored 14 for Marquette, which is now 4-1 this season against Power Five opponents.

Mark Smith scored four of K-State's last seven points, finishing with a season-high 17 and Massoud added 16.