Oklahoma State 82, Northwestern State 36
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)—Senior Marcus Dove scored 15 points and moved into ninth place on Oklahoma State’s career blocked shots list Monday as the Cowboys routed Northwestern State, 82-36.
It marked the lowest-scoring output by a Cowboy opponent this season.
Dove recorded a pair of blocks, putting his career total at 74, and added two steals for the Cowboys, who committed 14 turnovers, which tied for their second-lowest total of the year.
Oklahoma State freshman James Anderson posted a game-high 21 points and junior Byron Eaton chipped in with 10. The Cowboys shot 49.2 percent from the field, their third best effort of the season.
A three-pointer by senior Tyler Hatch with 10:02 left in the first half gave the Cowboys a 16-9 lead and also sparked a 10-2 run. Northwestern State (4-10) responded with five straight points and cut the Cowboys’ lead to 26-16 after an inside basket by senior Trey Gilder.
Oklahoma State (7-5) closed the period on a 14-3 run which included a putback by junior Terrel Harris at the buzzer to take a 40-19 advantage at halftime. Northwestern State was outscored, 42-17, in the final 20 minutes.
The Demons, who were held to 24.5-percent shooting from the field, were out-rebounded, 46-37, and fell to 1-8 all-time against Oklahoma State. Gilder led Northwestern State with 13 points, and senior Colby Bargeman added seven points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Monday marked Northwestern State’s lowest point total since a 45-29 loss to the University of Texas-El Paso in 1972. It also marked the Cowboys’ largest margin of victory since defeating Prairie View A&M, 104-48, in their season opener on Nov. 9.