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Cowboys withstand frantic Purdue rally

2013-11-29T00:00:00Z Cowboys withstand frantic Purdue rallyThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 29, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Purdue gave No. 5 Oklahoma State a scare after a poor first half. But that was all.

Bryson Scott scored 18 points as the Boilermakers rallied from a big deficit before losing 97-87 to the Cowboys on Thursday in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic.

“I thought who we are as a team was shown in both halves,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “You saw an immature team in the first half not really handle coaching. Our guys, I think their ego clashed with reality in the first half.”

Marcus Smart scored 30 points and Markel Brown added 25 points for the Cowboys (6-0), who came in averaging 100.2 points and had defeated their first five opponents by an average of 37.8.

Smart tied Michael Beasley (Kansas State), Devan Downey (South Carolina) and Jared Jordan (Marist) for the highest scoring game in classic history.

Oklahoma State led 52-29 at halftime after going to the foul line 25 times.

Smart spent considerable time on the bench in the second half with four fouls when the game tightened up.

“Purdue was coming,” Smart said. “They were making a run.”

Purdue (5-1) also got 12 points from Errick Peck. Ronnie Johnson, who was averaging 13.8 points, battled foul trouble and had 10 points.

“We slowed things down and we ran Purdue’s offense in the second half,” Scott said. “First half, guys like me, I was forcing a lot of shots. Doing a lot selfish things. Second half, we came out and played as a team and we were able to chop the lead down.”

The Boilermakers stormed back late and pulled within 84-80 on a three-pointer by Kendall Stephens with 3 minutes left. Brown and Smart made layups to give Oklahoma State a little breathing room.

No. 2 Kansas 87, Wake Forest 78: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Andrew Wiggins scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and Kansas moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Frank Mason scored 12 points and Joel Embild added 10 for the Jayhawks (5-0), who had a 14-point halftime lead trimmed to four before hanging on in the final minutes.

No. 19 UCLA 105, Nevada 84: In Las Vegas, Jordan Adams and Zach Lavine each scored 21 points to lead the Bruins in the opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Five players scored in double figures for UCLA (6-0).

No. 20 Creighton vs. Arizona State: In Fullerton, Calif., the Wooden Legacy game was not finished at the Star’s press time.

No. 21 Memphis 87, Siena 60: In Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Joe Jackson scored 18 points, Shaq Goodwin had 17 and No. 21 Memphis advanced to the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.

No. 23 Iowa 77, Xavier 74: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and Iowa rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit.

No. 25 Marquette 86, Cal State Fullerton 66: In Fullerton, Calif., Jamil Wilson scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Marquette won in the first round of the Wooden Legacy.

Other Pac-12 games

Butler 76, Washington State 69: In Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Kellen Dunham scored 32 points and Khyle Marshall added 30 as Butler beat Washington State in the first round of the Old Spice Classic.

Villanova 93, USC 79: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, James Bell scored 17 points, Darrun Hilliard added 16 and Villanova never trailed in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Wednesday’s late games

No. 8 Syracuse 74, No. 18 Baylor 67: In Lahaina, Hawaii, C.J Fair scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Syracuse won the Maui Invitational title.

No. 10 Wisconsin 70, West Virginia 63: In Cancun, Mexico, Sam Dekker scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Wisconsin.

Dayton 82, California 64: In Lahaina, Hawaii, Devin Oliver had 21 points and Dayton halted an early second-half surge by California in the Maui Invitational.

Utah 88, Ball State 69: In Salt Lake City, Delon Wright scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting as the Utes won.

Women

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 6 Stanford to an 80-60 win over South Dakota State on Thursday.

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