Devon Collier added 12 points for Oregon State (8-2), which won its fourth straight game and improved to 6-0 at home.
Oregon State led by 10 at halftime and never let Howard get closer than eight in the second half. The Beavers used an 8-2 run early in the second half to go up 41-27. They held a double-digit lead the remainder of the game, eventually going up by as many as 23.
Moreland also had 10 rebounds for the Beavers. Nelson had a career-high seven assists.
Bruce Weber's Kansas State team earned a share of the Big 12 title three years ago, but a lot has changed since then and the pressure is on.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|