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Oklahoma State vs Colorado

Brown scores 23, leads Oklahoma St. over Colorado

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LAS VEGAS -- Markel Brown scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 7 Oklahoma State over No. 20 Colorado 78-73 at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday night.

Marcus Smart had 18 points, and Phil Forte added 16 points -- making 4 of 7 from three-point range -- for Oklahoma State (11-1), which shot 52 percent from the field overall and 62 percent in the second half.

Le'Bryan Nash had 15 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots as the Cowboys' win snapped Colorado's 10-game winning streak. Brown scored 11 points from the free-throw line to lift Oklahoma State to its fourth straight win.

Josh Scott led Colorado (10-2) with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals. Askia Booker scored 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie added 18.

Oklahoma State built its lead to 63-53 with 7:36 remaining. Colorado chipped away and brought the deficit down to four points twice in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.

Oklahoma State built two six-point first-half leads, including at halftime. The Buffaloes briefly led 7-4 in the first half as they only went 1 of 2 from the free-throw line.

Booker had 13 first-half points for Colorado, which trailed 32-26 at halftime. The Cowboys took the lead for good with 1:37 left in the opening half.

Colorado will be back at the MGM Grand Arena for the Pac-12 Conference Tournament in March.

The Cowboys now lead the all-time series 61-48.

The teams last met nearly three years ago with the Buffaloes winning 75-71 in January 2011. The last time the teams met on a neutral court was in March 2005 at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.

Colorado hasn't beaten a Top 10 team on a neutral floor since 1990 at the Big Eight Tournament in Kansas City.

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Oklahoma State's Markel Brown scores 23 points with 11 boards as the No. 7 Cowboys handle No. 20 Colorado in Las Vegas. (USATSI)
Oklahoma State's Markel Brown scores 23 points with 11 boards as the No. 7 Cowboys handle No. 20 Colorado in Las Vegas. (USATSI)
Scoreboard
Oklahoma State #7 (11-1) «324678
Colorado #20 (10-2)264773
OKLAST:M. Brown 23 Pts
OKLAST:M. Brown 11 Reb
OKLAST:M. Brown 3 Ast
COLO:J. Scott 20 Pts
COLO:J. Scott 12 Reb
COLO:S. Dinwiddie 3 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Oklahoma StateColorado
OKLAST
Markel Brown
COLO
Josh Scott
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
2311320122
Oklahoma State Cowboys
L. Nash, G-F376-83-762315
M. Brown, G-F356-1011-13113223
M. Smart, G326-135-803218
B. Williams, G-F230-10-03110
M. Cobbins, F-C201-20-01152
P. Forte, G224-94-700116
K. Murphy, F-C222-40-05054
S. Clark, G90-10-01010
C. Sager, G-FDid Not Play
M. Soucek, F-CDid Not Play
M. Cox, F-CDid Not Play
F. Stuen, GDid Not Play
A. Budke, GDid Not Play
J. Carroll, G-FDid Not Play
G. Gaskins, F-CDid Not Play
L. Hammonds, G-FDid Not Play
J. Perez, GDid Not Play
Totals 25-4823-3527102078
 52.1%65.7% 
Colorado Buffaloes
A. Booker, G378-150-021219
J. Scott, F355-810-13122320
S. Dinwiddie, G316-144-423418
X. Johnson, F271-51-25033
W. Gordon, F221-40-06032
J. Hopkins, G141-30-13052
T. Fletcher, G-F133-80-04127
X. Talton, G101-30-00012
D. Thomas, F90-30-00030
B. Mills, C10-00-00000
G. King, G-F10-10-00000
K. Nelson, GDid Not Play
B. Gamble, GDid Not Play
E. Stalzer, GDid Not Play
G. Bates, GDid Not Play
B. Brady, GDid Not Play
Totals 26-6415-203472673
 40.6%75.0% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
TCU0-011-070
Texas0-010-110
W. Virginia0-010-121
Baylor0-09-120
Iowa St.0-09-131
Kansas0-09-12
Texas Tech0-09-198
Oklahoma St.0-09-230
Oklahoma0-07-327
Kansas St.0-07-4123

Pac 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arizona0-012-013
Washington0-010-024
California0-010-158
Utah0-08-214
Oregon0-08-3131
Oregon St.0-08-3140
UCLA0-08-4104
Colorado0-06-392
Stanford0-06-380
USC0-07-4142
Arizona St.0-06-5209
Wash. State0-05-6239
 
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