Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Markel Brown scored 23 points and Le'Bryan Nash added 20 as 20th-ranked Oklahoma State put on an impressive overall display in an 81-58 rout of Portland State at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys, ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 2007 following their recent championship at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, shot 57.1 percent from the field en route their first 5-0 start since the 2009-10 season. Brown hit on 10-of-14 attempts, while Phil Forte went 5-of-7 in a 15-point effort.
Oklahoma State also shined on the defensive end, limiting the Vikings to just 39.6 percent shooting for the game.
Renado Parker and Michael Harthun each finished with 12 points for Portland State (1-3), which dropped its third straight following a season-opening win.