TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Marshall Moses scored a career-high 31 points with a record-setting shooting performance and Oklahoma State pulled away from Tulsa in the second half for a 71-54 victory Wednesday night.
Moses made all 12 of his shots to break the school record by Bryant ``Big Country' Reeves for the most baskets without a miss. Reeves, who led the Cowboys to the Final Four in 1995, had separate games when he went 11-for-11 against Oklahoma and 10-for-10 against Tulsa.
After hitting all eight of his shots during an 18-point first half, Moses scored six more during Oklahoma State's 13-2 run to start the second half.
His only miss came on his final free throw of the night, capping a 6-for-7 performance from the line. He even hit his first 3-pointer of the season to provide the finishing touches.
It was the first 3-pointer for Moses, a senior, since his freshman season. He didn't try one last year and was 0-for-2 as a sophomore.
The Cowboys led by three at halftime and pushed their edge to 19 after pretty baskets on back-to-back trips by Moses. He hit a fall-away jumper in the lane, then a left-handed baby hook from the left block to put Oklahoma State up 61-42 with 7:17 remaining.
Keiton Page added 13 points for Oklahoma State, which avenged an 86-65 loss at Tulsa last season. The in-state rivals had split first two games of the series, with each team winning in its home arena before this year's game at the BOK Center - the home of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. They'll conclude the series next season in Stillwater.
Justin Hurtt scored 14 points to lead Tulsa, which was without third-leading scorer Steven Idlet, nursing a knee injury. The Golden Hurricane missed nine of their first 10 shots after halftime and couldn't recover like they had in the first half.
Hurtt hit a jumper and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to get Tulsa on its way to digging out of an early nine-point hole with a 14-4 run. His jumper from the left elbow put the Golden Hurricane up 24-23 with 4:45 left before halftime.
Then Moses went back to work, scoring three of Oklahoma State's last four baskets of the half to put the Cowboys up 33-30 at the break. And he wasn't done yet.
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