NCAA Tournament roundup: OT win sends K-State to Elite Eight

Fighting through a second-half ankle injury, Markquis Nowell put up 20 points and an NCAA Tournament-record 19 assists to lead third-seeded Kansas State to a 98-93 overtime victory over seventh-seeded Michigan State on Thursday in an East Region semifinal.Nowell fed Keyontae Johnson (22 points) an alley-oop pass, and Johnson’s two-handed reverse slam pushed the Wildcats ahead 94-92 with 52 seconds left in overtime. Malik Hall got to the line for the Spartans and missed the second of two foul shots.On a baseline out-of-bounds play, Nowell hit Ismael Massoud for a corner jumper with 17 seconds left. On the Spartans’ last play, Nowell slapped the ball away from Tyson Walker and added a triumphant layup at the buzzer.The Wildcats are headed to their third Elite Eight since 2010. They are one win away from reaching their first Final Four since 1964 and the fifth in program history. A.J. Hoggard scored 18 of his game-high 25 points after halftime to lead Michigan State (21-13). Joey Hauser posted 18 points and Walker had 16.No. 9 Florida Atlantic 62, No. 4 Tennessee 55Michael Forrest powered an 18-2 stretch in the middle of the second half and the ninth-seeded Owls took down the fourth-seeded Volunteers.Underdog FAU, in just its second NCAA Tournament in program history, will face third-seeded Kansas State on Saturday at Madison Square Garden for the right to go to the Final Four.Johnell Davis led all scorers with 15 points for the Owls, making 9 of 10 at the foul line and adding six rebounds. Forrest put up eight of his 11 points during the run that turned the tide in the Owls’ favor. Jonas Aidoo produced 10 points and seven rebounds for Tennessee.WEST REGIONNo. 3 Gonzaga 79, No. 2 UCLA 76Drew Timme recorded 36 points and 13 rebounds and Julian Strawther buried a long go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds left as the Bulldogs beat the Bruins in a West Region semifinal in Las Vegas.