Oklahoma State 90, Detroit 56
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)—JamesOn Curry scored 16 points and had 10 assists as Oklahoma State beat Detroit 90-56 Tuesday night in the second round of the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational.
Curry connected on 6-of-12 field goals for the Cowboys (3-0), including 3-of-4 from three-point range.
He hit a 3-pointer and a mid-range jumper on back-to-back possessions, giving the Cowboys an 8-0 lead with 17:11 to play.
Curry followed another 3-pointer with a jump shot, stretching the Oklahoma State lead to 21-6 with 12:51 remaining. The Cowboys never looked back.
Torre Johnson’s two-hand jam at the 6:44 mark increased Oklahoma State’s advantage to 35-13. After being fouled on a layup, David Monds converted a three-point play with a free throw. Following a Detroit turnover on the ensuing possession, he sank a jump shot, finishing the half with 9 points.
A 3-pointer by Terrel Harris as the halftime buzzer sounded widened the lead to 50-23.
Oklahoma State maintained its advantage in the second half, although the Titans did come within 61-45 with 12:28 remaining on a lay-in by senior guard Ben Green. The Cowboys responded, surging back ahead by 20.
Oklahoma State hit 32-of-53 field goals in the game, including 7-of-10 from three-point range. The Cowboys committed just 8 turnovers.
Johnson finished with 15 points. Mario Boggan scored 14 and Monds added 13 for the Cowboys.
Brandon Cotton led Detroit with 18 points.