Jan. 10, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Marshall Moses set career highs with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cowboys beat Texas A&M 72-61 Saturday night in coach Travis Ford's Big 12 debut.
Byron Eaton and Terrel Harris hit 3-pointers to give Oklahoma State (12-3, 1-0) breathing room after the Aggies cut a 16-point deficit to two in the closing minutes of the first half, and it was never really close after that.
Obi Muonelo's jumper and 3-pointer started a 10-0 run that stretched the Cowboys' edge to 55-38 with about 13 minutes left. Texas A&M (14-2, 0-1) never came closer than eight after that.
Chinemelu Elonu led Texas A&M with a career-high 20 points, and reserve B.J. Holmes scored a career-best 19. Josh Carter, the Aggies' leading scorer, was held scoreless for the first time in nearly two years.