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Oklahoma State vs North Carolina State

Unranked Oklahoma State blows out No. 6 NC State in Puerto Rico final

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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Le'Bryan Nash has 23 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and Oklahoma State earned a 76-56 win over No. 6 N.C. State in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday.

Phil Forte had 17 points for the Cowboys (4-0), who outrebounded the Wolfpack 45-34.

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Rodney Purvis had 16 points and T.J. Warren added 15 points for the Wolfpack (3-1), who shot only 28.6 percent from the field.

"We have to come out and have a better start," Purvis said. "But that won't happen anymore. This can happen any night. We have a bull's-eye on our back. We have to prepare ourselves physically and mentally for every game and come out here and play."

Smart was the tournament MVP.

"You could tell when we first scored, they didn't have a feeling of intensity by the looks on their faces," he said. "They have a lot of great players. And we just knew we were gonna have to come out, be ready and play hard. I could feel it. I could sense I was hot and my teammates got me the ball and it got us going."

"Marcus [Smart] just got hot and got into a rhythm," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. "He can do so many different things on the court to help us win. And LeBryan Nash played with such a flow throughout the tournament and it was just fun to watch. They did so many different things well. We are at our best when LeBryan is getting to the foul line.

He was joined by Nash, Warren, Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes and Akron's Zeke Marshall on the all-tournament team.

"I thought we played against three teams in this tournament that will be in the NCAA tournament in Akron, Tennessee and NC State, Ford said.

"The way we started the game was the difference. We played with a high level of intensity, playing above the rim and taking them out the areas where they like to score. N.C. State might have the most potent offense we will see all year. Their top six guys can score in so many different ways. N.C. State is one of the top teams in America and we competed with them in every aspect."

Smart had a pair of 3-pointers early, part of an 8-2 run in the first half that gave the Cowboys a 13-9 lead.

Smart finished with 18 points in the first half as the Cowboys led 38-28 at the break.

Nash took over the scoring load for Oklahoma State in second half. He scored 17 second-half points. Forte added 3 3-pointers in the second half.

He had a dunk and two free throws to make it 42-28.

Nash added a layup with 14:25 left to give the Cowboys a 15-point lead at 48-33.

Smart had a layup with 6:25 remaining to cap a 14-5 run and give Oklahoma State a 65-55 lead.

"You gotta give Oklahoma State credit." N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. "I thought they played pretty well. That was as poor a performance as we have had in a long time. I'm not sure we did a lot of things well. We came out casual and, like in a prize fight, they took it to us.

"It's my job to make sure we are ready to play. Tonight, we weren't ready to play. It's disappointing. We were playing for the championship of this tournament and came out very casual to start the game. I didn't like that at all. We didn't seem to make shots. We struggled to make baskets."

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NC State's C.J. Leslie battles for a rebound with Phil Forte of Oklahoma State on Sunday. (AP)
NC State's C.J. Leslie battles for a rebound with Phil Forte of Oklahoma State on Sunday. (AP)
Scoreboard
Oklahoma State (4-0) «383876
North Carolina State #6 (3-1)282856
OKLAST:L. Nash 23 Pts
OKLAST:K. Murphy 10 Reb
OKLAST:M. Smart 7 Ast
NCST:R. Purvis 16 Pts
NCST:L. Brown 5 Reb
NCST:T. Lewis 2 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Oklahoma StateNorth Carolina State
OKLAST
Marcus Smart
NCST
Rodney Purvis
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
20771642
Oklahoma State Cowboys
L. Nash, G-F395-1213-1382223
M. Brown, G382-112-47346
M. Smart, G388-151-277320
K. Murphy, F301-42-310134
P. Jurick, C231-31-16133
P. Forte, G256-111-120117
K. Gardner, G40-00-01000
C. Sager, G11-10-00003
M. Cox, F-C10-00-01000
F. Stuen, G10-00-00000
A. Budke, G10-00-00000
M. Cobbins, FDid Not Play
J. Olukemi, G-FDid Not Play
B. Williams, G-FDid Not Play
M. Soucek, F-CDid Not Play
Totals 24-5720-2442141676
 42.1%83.3% 
North Carolina State Wolfpack
S. Wood, F361-113-34026
R. Purvis, G356-132-342216
L. Brown, G332-92-35126
C. Leslie, F171-50-24152
R. Howell, F163-60-03156
T. Warren, F297-121-520415
T. Lewis, G170-20-02200
T. de Thaey, F152-40-03015
J. Vandenberg, C20-00-00000
J. Lewis, GDid Not Play
S. Battle, GDid Not Play
C. Cannon, FDid Not Play
J. Robinson, GDid Not Play
R. Turner, GDid Not Play
Totals 22-628-162772156
 35.5%50.0% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
TCU0-010-073
Baylor0-09-123
Oklahoma St.0-09-151
Texas0-09-110
W. Virginia0-09-134
Iowa St.0-08-128
Kansas0-08-12
Texas Tech0-08-197
Oklahoma0-07-230
Kansas St.0-06-4172

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame1-010-1138
N.C. State1-09-270
Duke0-09-04
Louisville0-09-08
Virginia0-09-05
Miami (Fla.)0-09-137
Georgia Tech0-07-258
N. Carolina0-07-326
Pittsburgh0-07-392
Boston College0-06-3130
Clemson0-06-3164
Syracuse0-06-366
Va. Tech0-05-4256
Florida St.0-15-5197
Wake Forest0-15-5192
 
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