Top 25 basketball • Oklahoma State connected on 11 3-pointers.
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Stillwater, Okla. • Freshman Phil Forte scored 22 points to lead No. 24 Oklahoma State to a 78-42 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Forte hit 6 of 11 from 3-point range and the Cowboys (10-1) hit a season-high 11 3-point field goals. Kamari Murphy scored 12 points, Markel Brown and Marcus Smart both scored 11, and Kirby Gardner added 10 points and seven assists.
Judd Dillard led Tennessee Tech (6-6) with 18 points. Jeremiah Samarrippas added 11 points, and Dennis Ogbe grabbed eight rebounds.
Oklahoma State led 38-19 at halftime, the second straight game an opponent failed to reach 20 points in the opening 20 minutes. In a 25-point victory over UT Arlington last Wednesday, the Cowboys allowed 17 first-half points.