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Oklahoma State stuns Missouri

STILLWATER, Okla. — Keiton Page tried to explain to his Oklahoma State teammates the sensation of fans rushing the Gallagher-Iba Arena court to celebrate an upset.

With freshman swingman Le'Bryan Nash flashing the brilliance that made him a McDonald's All-American, they got to experience it.

Nash scored a career-high 27, Brian Williams had a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 Wednesday.

"Le'Bryan played at a very high speed, a very high gear," Cowboys coach Travis Ford said. "All of his moves were a little bit more explosive."

Nash scored 13 in a 17-4 burst that put the Cowboys in the lead in the final four minutes.

He hit a jumper and a 3-pointer to get it going, then sank a 3 from the left side to give the Cowboys a 65-64 lead with 3:23 left. He made another 3 29 seconds later and ran to the opposite end of the court when Missouri (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) called timeout to encourage the student section to bring it on.

When the clock hit zero, the students rushed the court and huddled around Oklahoma State's players at midcourt.

The Cowboys shot a season-best 59 percent. They hadn't surpassed 49 percent against an NCAA opponent all season.

NO. 4 OHIO ST. 78, PENN ST. 54: Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the host Buckeyes (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) took advantage of the Nittany Lions' slow start to roll.

NO. 8 DUKE 74, MARYLAND 61: Mason Plumlee scored 23 for the visiting Blue Devils (17-3, 5-1 ACC), who averted their first losing streak of the season.

NO. 10 MICH. ST. 68, MINN. 52: Draymond Green had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the host Spartans (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who gave coach Tom Izzo his 400th career victory.

NO. 15 CREIGHTON 77, DRAKE 69: Doug McDermott had 30 points to help the Bluejays (19-2, 9-1 MVC) to their sixth straight road win.

NO. 18 MISS. ST. 76, LSU 71: Arnett Moultrie had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Bulldogs (17-4, 4-2 SEC) held off a late charge.

NO. 22 KANSAS ST. 69, TEXAS TECH 47: The visiting Wildcats (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) outscored the Red Raiders 36-20 in the paint.

TULSA 66, UCF 61: The host Hurricane won its fifth in a row and tied the Knights (15-5, 5-2) atop C-USA.

FLA. TECH 59, TAMPA 52: The host Panthers used a late 7-0 run to deny the Spartans (4-14, 0-8) their first Sunshine State Conference victory.

ECKERD 63, LYNN 43: Wayne Sears had 24 points for the visiting Tritons (11-3, 4-2 SSC), who scored 33 off 26 Fighting Knights turnovers.

SAINT LEO 63, BARRY 51: The host Lions (8-9, 2-5 SSC) erased an 11-point second-half deficit with a 17-0 run.


USF 57, SETON HALL 45: Jasmine Wynne had 14 of her 19 points in the second half for the host Bulls (12-9, 4-3), who erased a 12-point deficit with a 22-3 second-half run. USF tied its win total from last season and surpassed its Big East total.

FLA. TECH 69, TAMPA 57: The visiting Spartans (8-10, 1-7 Sunshine State) committed 23 turnovers and blew a nine-point first-half lead.

LYNN 54, ECKERD 49, OT: The host Fighting Knights scored the final six of overtime to beat the Tritons (10-6, 4-4 SSC).

BARRY 59, SAINT LEO 49: Danielle DeBerry had 14 points for the visiting Buccaneers, who pulled away late from the Lions (6-12, 0-8 SSC).

NO. 3 UCONN 95, SYRACUSE 54: Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 35, and the visiting Huskies (18-2, 7-1 Big East) pulled away in the second half.

KANSAS 62, NO. 21 TEXAS TECH 43: Carolyn Davis had 34 points as the host Jayhawks snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Raiders (14-5, 2-5 Big 12).

NO. 25 UNC 77, BC 46: Chay Shegog had 16 points for the host Tar Heels (15-5, 5-2 ACC), who went up 14-0 and never trailed.

Oklahoma State stuns Missouri 01/25/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:09am]
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