No. 23 Cowboys drop Missouri State 62-42

No. 23 Cowboys drop Missouri State 62-42
December 8, 2012, 6:06 pm
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Oklahoma State guard Le'Bryan Nash (2) shoots in front of Missouri State guard Keith Pickens (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Markel Brown scored 15 points, Michael Cobbins and Le'Bryan Nash added 10 apiece and No. 23 Oklahoma State beat Missouri State 62-42 on Saturday.

The Cowboys (7-1) scored 14 of the game's first 16 points.

After a dreadful first half, Missouri State (2-7) came out of the break hot and used a 10-0 run to claw back within 34-23 after Nathan Scheer's 3-pointer from the wing.

The Bears hit their first four shots and eight of their first 11 in the second half, but couldn't keep up the sharp shooting.

A turnover and three straight misses gave an opening for an 11-0 burst, and Cobbins' jumper with 8:09 left pushed the lead back to 53-31 and put it away.

Christian Kirk and Anthony Downing led Missouri State with eight points apiece.