No. 24 Oklahoma State beats Texas-Arlington

No. 24 Oklahoma State beats Texas-Arlington
December 19, 2012, 10:12 pm
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Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown steals the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas-Arlington in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Markel Brown scored 17 points and Phil Forte added 13 to lead No. 24 Oklahoma State to a 69-44 victory over Texas-Arlington on Wednesday night.

Le'Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart both had 10 points and Philip Jurick pulled down 10 rebounds for the Cowboys (9-1).

Reserve Jamel Outler had 14 points and Kevin Butler added 11 for the Mavericks (5-3), who committed 31 turnovers.

Texas-Arlington committed 20 turnovers in the first half, four in the first 4 minutes, and Oklahoma State built a 13-3 advantage on the way to a 36-17 halftime lead.

The visitors did not hit the 20-point mark until Drew Charles' short jumper with 14:20 remaining in the game.

Kirby Gardner's basket put the Cowboys up 46-23 with 10:34 left and the Mavericks got no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.

Forte hit three 3-pointers in the final 6 minutes, the third putting the Cowboys up 26 points with just under 4 minutes left.