STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Le'Bryan Nash had 16 points to lead five Oklahoma State players in double figures as the ninth-ranked Cowboys beat South Carolina 79-52 on Friday night.
Marcus Smart added 13 points for the Cowboys (8-1), who bounced back from their first loss of the season last week. Markel Brown added 11 points, and Brian Williams and Michael Cobbins finished with 10 each.
Oklahoma State, which held the Gamecocks to a season low in points, led by as many as 26 points in the first half, putting the game out of reach with an early 25-2 run.
Jaylen Shaw led South Carolina (2-3) with 13 points, while Tyrone Johnson finished with 12.
Oklahoma State lost 73-68 to No. 16 Memphis last week in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic.
No. 12 CONNECTICUT 95, MAINE 68
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ryan Boatright scored 17 points as Connecticut remained undefeated.
DeAndre Daniels and Omar Calhoun both added 16 points for the Huskies (9-0), who have won 54 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents. Niels Giffey added 12 points.
Shabazz Napier scored seven points and had eight assists, becoming the fourth player in school history with at least 1,000 points and 500 assists.
Xavier Pollard had 20 points for Maine (1-7), which has lost six straight.
UConn shot 53 percent from the field including 56 percent from 3-point range.
The Huskies are off to their best start since going 10-0 to open 2010-11.
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