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November 5, 2013

College basketball roundup

OSU (W) 84, NSU 77 –  Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team scored 17 of the game’s first 19 points and never looked back, defeating Northeastern State in the exhibition finale for both schools on Monday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The victory ran OSU’s winning streak in exhibition play to 16 consecutive games.

Oklahoma State had four in double figures, led by Brittany Atkins’ 12 points. Liz Donohoe scored eight and pulled down 13 rebounds.

NSU’s Che’Ron Lewis led all scorers with 14 points. Chelsey Beathard added nine points and Mya Walker contributed eight for the RiverHawks.

Both schools begin the regular season on Friday. The Cowgirls open up with Lamar at home with tip set for 11 a.m. while the RiverHawks head to Fort Smith, Ark., to face West Texas A&M in the first game of the UA-Fort Smith Classic at 5:30 p.m.

OU (M) 88, OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 76 — Buddy Hield scored 29 points and Oklahoma rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Oklahoma Christian in an exhibition game Monday night.

Oklahoma Christian, which is in the second year of the three-year NCAA Division II membership process, led 41-38 at halftime after a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Willie Harper.

Hield and Jordan Woodard each hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 16-4 run early in the second half that allowed the Sooners to seize control. Oklahoma eventually built its lead to 19 points thanks to a 12-0 run midway through the half.

Woodard added 17 points and six assists while Je’lon Hornbeak had 12 points and Ryan Spangler had 11 for Oklahoma, which will open the season Friday against Alabama in Dallas.

Harper scored 24 points for the Eagles, while Nick Tate had 18 and Kendre Talley had 16 and six assists.

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