NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 23: A.J. Hoggard #11 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Kansas State Wildcats during overtime in the Sweet 16 round game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talk about a heartbreaker. I really thought Michigan State was going to pull this one off. Tom Izzo and the Spartans took on Kansas State on Thursday (March 23), and the game went into OT.

Both teams were on point, but in the end, Markquis Nowell helped take his Kansas State team to a victory. He actually broke the NCAA Tournament record for assists in a game with 19, his last two on passes in the final minute of overtime.

View photos from the game below. Be proud, Spartans! Making it to the Sweet 16 isn’t easy!

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