Oklahoma State beats Harvard in NIT opener

Marshall Moses had 18 points and eight
rebounds, and third-seeded Oklahoma State had its highest-scoring
first half of the season in a 71-54 victory over sixth-seeded
Harvard on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.
Oklahoma State (20-13) scored 41 points in the first half and
won an NIT game for the first time since 1997. The Cowboys had lost
three straight from 2006 to 2008.
Reger Dowell went 6 for 7 from the field and scored 15 and Matt
Pilgrim added 12 as six Cowboys scored six or more points.
Kyle Casey led Harvard (23-7) with 13 points, while Ivy League
player of the year Keith Wright scored 10 and hit double figures
for the 15th straight game. Laurent Rivard added 10 off the bench
for Harvard, which scored its fewest points since managing 52 in a
loss to Connecticut on Dec. 22.