Johnson, Nowell lead No. 5 Kansas State past Florida

Keyontae Johnson led his No. 5 Kansas State Wildcats past his former Florida team in a part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday evening inside Bramlage Coliseum.



January 28, 2023 - 8:41 PM

Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell celebrates a three pointer that end up being the winning basket against WIchita State on Saturday in Manhattan.

MANHATTAN — Keyontae Johnson wasn’t going to let the fact that he was facing his former team in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday keep him from playing his game.

Johnson and the No. 5 Kansas State men’s basketball team (18-3; 7-2) cruised by Florida at home with a 64-50 final. The senior guard accounted for 13 points and 11 rebounds and the Wildcats took care of the Gators in a game in which they never trailed. 

“Today was amazing. It was a special day seeing old teammates. And fun to be out there playing against them,” said Johnson. “I felt like it was a great experience and glad the Big 12 and SEC have their games going on and we played Florida. I just really appreciate it.”

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