Posted November 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Markel Brown scored a season-high 23 points, Le'Bryan Nash added 20 and No. 20 Oklahoma State cruised to an 81-58 victory over Portland State on Sunday in its first game as a Top 25 team in five years. Phil Forte chipped in 15 points and Marcus Smart had eight points and nine assists, the third most for a freshman in Cowboys' history. Already up by 18, Oklahoma State (5-0) put the game away with a 13-2 run to start the second half, giving the Cowboys a 53-24 lead. Brown connected on a runner and a 3-pointer and then punctuated the spurt by driving for a two-handed reverse dunk. Portland State (1-3) was never closer than 20 after that. Renado Parker and Michael Harthun led the Vikings with 12 points apiece. Top scorer Dre Winston Jr., a transfer from Washington State, missed all five of his shots and was held scoreless. Winston had been averaging 14.7 points and led the team in scoring in each of the first three games this season. Portland State fell to 0-3 on its four-game road ...
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