The Kansas State Wildcats are heading to their first Elite Eight appearance since 2018.
It was a heavyweight fight in Madison Square Garden, as Michigan State and Kansas Staten went toe-to-toe for two and half hours at “the World’s Most Famous Arena”.
In a back-and-forth war that featured not only 14 ties but16 lead changes too!
The Spartans fell short when Tyson Walker was stripped on MSU’s final possession, trailing by three. Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell, who finished with 20 points and an incredible NCAA Tournament record 19 assists for the Wildcats, stripped Walker on the final play.
Johnson scored 22 points for the Wildcats. A.J. Hoggard led Michigan State (21-13) with 25 points.