Make it four straight wins for No. 24 Oklahoma State, as the Cowboys crushed the UT-Arlington Mavericks, 69-44, on Wednesday night. The Cowboys had a 19-point lead at halftime and never looked back, dismantling the Mavericks for the fifth straight time in the series between the teams.
In its last game, Oklahoma State gave its fans a scare by trailing Central Arkansas by 11 before righting the ship and beating the Bears by 28. There was no such trouble with the Mavericks, as the Cowboys jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the first five minutes and never let UT-Arlington get closer than eight points all game. Throughout the second half, Oklahoma State was up by as much as 26.
Markel Brown was the top scorer for the Cowboys with 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Oklahoma State's leading scorer, Le'Bryan Nash, managed just 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting, but his efforts weren't much needed in this one. Jamel Outler led the Mavericks with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting, with four three-pointers. UT-Arlington held Oklahoma State to 43 percent shooting, but made just 39 percent of its shots and only one free throw in five attempts.
Oklahoma State next plays on Dec. 22 against Tennessee Tech. Tipoff will be at 1 pm ET.