RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Shahada Wells had 15 points to lead five Texas-Arlington players in double figures as the Mavericks defeated Northwestern State 80-71 on Saturday.
Cade Cunningham scored 21 points with 10 rebounds in his first collegiate game and young Oklahoma State fended off UT Arlington 75-68 in a season opener on Wednesday. Cunningham, an Associated Press preseason All-American, was 1-for-5 from the floor in the early going, but had scored a dozen by halftime, showcased a variety of moves in the paint and came up big on the defensive glass in the final two minutes. Six players made their Oklahoma State debuts.
Oklahoma State will take its first step in a rebuilding campaign when it opens the 2020-21 season on the road at UT-Arlington on Wednesday afternoon in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys were picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference preseason poll. Oklahoma State was 18-14 overall and 7-11 in Big 12 play last season, finishing seventh in the 10-team conference.