STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Averette scored 21 points and added nine assists and four rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to a dominating 91-48 victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Mitchell Solomon had 12 points — all in the first half — along with seven rebounds and three assists, and Thomas Dziagwa and Zack Dawson each scored 11 points for Oklahoma State (3-0). Lindy Waters, III, (Kiowa/Cherokee) added 8 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in 25 minutes of play, second most for the game.
The Cowboys continued to employ their stifling, pressuring defensive style, limiting Oral Roberts to just 33.3 percent shooting (20 of 60), including 16.7 percent (3 of 18) from 3-point range. This marks the first time since the first three games of 2014-15 that Oklahoma State has held opponents under 35 percent in three consecutive contests.
OSU’s bench was dominant in this one, for it outscored ORU in bench points, 51-11.
The matchup featured Cowboys assistant coach Scott Sutton facing his former team, where he was head coach for the previous 18 seasons. The Golden Eagles are led by new head coach Paul Mills, a former longtime Baylor assistant.
The game was part of the Progressive Legends Classic tournament, which includes many teams throughout the country and continues over the next eight days.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys travel to Brooklyn, N.Y. to face Texas A&M on Monday as part of the Legends Classic tournament.