STILLWATER, Okla. -- Jean-Paul Olukemi scored 15 points, Brian Williams came off the bench to score 12 and Oklahoma State overcame a slow start to beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 73-46 Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Cowboys (2-0) shot 50 percent in the second half to pull away after leading by seven at halftime.
Markel Brown contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds and Philip Jurick had seven points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Oklahoma State. Williams scored eight points during a 10-0 run that gave the Cowboys the lead for good late in the first half, and they put it away with a 9-0 run that pushed the lead to 69-45 on Brown's reverse layup with about 3 minutes left.
Savalace Townsend led the Lions (0-1) with 12 points on 5 for 16 shooting.