Kansas State Wildcats

Markquis Nowell Only Player in CBB History with 80-50-10 NCAA Tournament

Kansas State guard Markquis Nowell.

While the Wildcats’ season has come to an end at the hands of the FAU Owls, Markquis Nowell made history in multiple different ways during his historic March Madness run.

Nowell became the first player in college basketball history to notch 80 points, 50 assists, and 10 steals. Keep in mind that all of those statistics came in only four games, two games shy of a record that seemingly no one would break for years to come.


While K-State fans might be down in the dumps after the loss, one of the important things to note is just how big K-State’s brand was throughout March. From Nowell’s performance to the tradition of Low Down by Lil Baby, the Kansas State Wildcats program has been completely revived.

One of the major improvements is just how high Markquis Nowell’s NBA stock skyrocketed with his improbable run. With Nowell taking the sports world by storm, NBA scouts have been raving about Nowell’s ability to score, as well as getting others involved on a nightly basis.

With Nowell and Johnson both presumably headed for the NBA, head coach Jerome Tang will have to address the losses in the offseason and move forward with presumably another talented squad.

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