Cowboys Take Down Bears, 84-70

Jéan-Paul Olukemi scored 21 points, including 10-of-12 from the free-throw line against Missouri State.

Jéan-Paul Olukemi scored 21 points, including 10-of-12 from the free-throw line against Missouri State.

Dec. 11, 2010

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Keiton Page scored 23 points and Jean-Paul Olukemi scored 21 to lead five players in double figures for Oklahoma State in an 84-70 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night.

Marshall Moses scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Darrell Williams and Markel Brown each added 10 points as the Cowboys (9-1) shot 58 percent from the floor and out-rebounded Missouri State, 29-22.

The Bears (6-3) had four finish in double figures, led by Kyle Weems' 20 on 7-of-11 shooting. Nafis Ricks scored 16 and Jermaine Mallett and Will Creekmore each added 11. Creekmore did not score in the second half.

Oklahoma State opened the game with a 7-0 run but trailed 18-14 after a Ricks basket. However, Olukemi, part of 43 points off the bench for the Cowboys, sparked an 8-0 run with a dunk and a 22-18 lead and eventually a 35-30 lead at halftime.

A basket by Ricks drew Missouri State to within four with 12:30 remaining, but Brown, also off the bench, drained a 3-pointer along with Olukemi and Oklahoma State turned a 14-3 run into a 63-47 advantage with just over 8 minutes remaining.

A Page 3-pointer pushed the lead to 70-54, and the Cowboys, who hit 25 of 32 from the free-throw line, coasted the rest of the way.

Olukemi, a sophomore transfer, hit all five shots from the floor and was 10 of 12 from the free-throw line.

The loss snappped Missouri State's four-game winning streak. Oklahoma State won its 25th consecutive non-conference game at home.


 

 

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