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Lots of offense but not enough defense as Texas No. 6 is outclassed by Kansas State.

Nothing in this season’s recap indicated that Kansas State was poised for a record-breaking performance.

The Wildcats arrived in Austin, finishing in the middle of the Big 12 in several offensive categories, including second-to-last in three-point shooting.

Then came Tuesday evening.

Senior Markkis Nowell scored a season-high 36 points as Kansas State eliminated No. 6 Texas 116–103 at the Moody Center as the Longhorns passed several defense futility benchmarks.

An announced sold-out crowd of 10,763 saw the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) win their seventh game in a row and snap the Longhorns’ winning streak of six.

Texas guard Jabari Rice and Kansas State forward Nae'Kwan Tomlin battle it out in the second half on Tuesday night.  The Wildcats' 116 points was a school record.

Kansas State’s 116 points set a school record. Senior Keyonte Johnson completed Nowell with 28 points, matching his own career high, while Cam Carter completed 17 points. The 5-foot-8 Nowell finished with nine assists, one short of his third double-double in a row.

“I think people who complain about college basketball scores should have seen a whole bunch of scores tonight,” said Kansas State freshman coach Jerome Tang, a longtime Baylor aide. “For those of us who consider ourselves defensive coaches, it was a headache, but it was a lot of fun to be a part of it.”

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