Brown scores 23, leads Oklahoma St. over Colorado

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 22, 2013 at 2:03 am •  Published: December 22, 2013
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"For whatever reason, we've got to figure out a way to score when we're not getting to the free-throw line. That's frustrating," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. "When you allow a team to shoot 65 percent in the second half, it is going to be tough to beat them."

Oklahoma State built its lead to 63-53 with 7:36 remaining. Colorado chipped away and brought the deficit down to four points twice in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.

Booker had 13 first-half points for Colorado, which trailed 32-26 at halftime. The Cowboys took the lead for good with 1:37 left in the opening half.

"They shot 62 percent in the second half and we did not have enough to beat the No. 7 team in the nation," said Scott, who was 10 of 13 from the free-throw line. "We didn't play our best game, but we were there with them. They set a lot of good screens and they have a lot of players."

The teams last met in January 2011 with the Buffaloes winning 75-71. The last time the teams met on a neutral court was in March 2005 at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.

Colorado hasn't beaten a top-10 team on a neutral floor since 1990 at the Big Eight Tournament in Kansas City.

The inaugural MGM Grand Showcase also featured New Mexico's win over Marquette in Saturday's first game.

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