LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- In a game of two distinctly different halves, Marcus Smart and fifth - ranked Oklahoma State hung on to beat Purdue. Marcus Smart scored 30 points and the Cowboys nearly blew a big lead before beating Purdue 97 - 87 on Thursday in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic.
Markel Brown added 25 points for the Cowboys who improved to 6 - 0 and came in averaging 100.2 points and had defeated their first five opponents by an average of 37.8. Purdue which fell to 5 - 1, got 18 points from Northrop graduate Bryson Scott and Errick Peck added 12. Ronnie Johnson, who was averaging 13.8 points, struggled with foul trouble and had 10 points.
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