CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Ahmad Starks had 21 points and Oregon State pulled away from Texas-Pan American in the second half Saturday afternoon for a 84-59 win.
Joe Burton had 18 points and tied a career high with 10 rebounds for Oregon State (10-3), which bounced back from its first home loss of the season to heavy underdog Towson just two days ago.
Texas-Pan American trailed by 18 at halftime but closed within 50-39 on an Aaron Urbanus 3-pointer with 14:03 left.
The Beavers answered with six straight points to go up 17 and later scored six more in a row to go ahead 66-43 and put the game out of reach.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite