STILLWATER, Okla. -- — Cade Cunningham had 18 points and a career-high eight assists, and Oklahoma State pulled away midway through the second half to beat Oakland 84-71 on Saturday night.
Oklahoma State, which forced 24 turnovers in its first big test in a 70-62 road win at Marquette on Tuesday night, got Oakland (0-6) to commit 17 turnovers despite the Grizzlies hitting 17 shots from 3-point range.
Cunningham, the first freshman in the program to open his career with a double-double, was 6-of-13 shooting. His dunk was part of a 21-5 run that gave the Cowboys a 77-61 lead with 2:48 to play. Cunningham scored six points during the stretch, and capped the run with an alley-oop to Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe.
Rashad Williams, a junior guard who led Oakland with 19.5 points per game last season, scored 32 points and made a career-high 10 3-pointers. Jalen Moore added 13 points and three 3-pointers for the Grizzlies.
It was the first meeting between the schools.
Oakland is off to an 0-6 start due in large part to a grueling road trip. The Grizzlies lost to Xavier, Toledo, and Bradley at the Xavier Invitational. The Grizzlies took No. 25 Michigan to overtime before falling, 81-71, and then lost at Purdue 90-53.
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