No. 23 Oklahoma State handles Missouri State
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Markel Brown dropped in a game-high 15 points to lead No. 23 Oklahoma State to a 62-42 win over Missouri State on Saturday.
Mike Cobbins had 10 points and eight rebounds while Le'Bryan Nash added 10 points for the Cowboys (7-1), who have won two straight following an 81-71 loss to Virginia Tech on Dec. 1.
Christian Kirk had eight points and seven rebounds and Anthony Downing added eight points and six boards for the Bears (2-7), who have dropped five straight.
Oklahoma State opened the game on a 14-2 run capped by Phil Forte's 3-pointer. Missouri State cut it to 23-13 with 4:16 left, but failed to score the rest of the way and went into the break trailing, 34-13.
The Bears scored the first 10 points of the second half to cut the deficit to 34-23, but a 19-8 Oklahoma State sequence put the Cowboys ahead 53-31 with just over eight minutes left.
Gavin Thurman's jumper with 2:30 to go pulled Missouri State within 60-42, but couldn't get another basket the rest of the way and Oklahoma State improved to 8-0 all-time against the Bears.
The Cowboys are 4-0 at home this season ... Both teams shot poorly from 3- point range with Oklahoma State going 4-for-23 from behind the arc and Missouri State converting on just 3-of-18 attempts from downtown ... The Bears were outrebounded 45-22.
12/08 19:10:38 ET