COL BKB: Oklahoma St. 61, South Florida 49

Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:31 PM

STILLWATER, Okla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Marcus Smart led Oklahoma State with 15 points Wednesday and the No. 22 Cowboys put on a strong defensive showing to defeat South Florida 61-49.

Oklahoma State held the Bulls without a point for a 5-minute stretch early in the second half while building a 12-point lead.

The Cowboys (6-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season, a 10-point setback against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Markel Brown added 13 points for the Cowboys while Philip Jurick claimed 15 rebounds.

South Florida (5-3) had won its previous three games. Victor Rudd had 14 points for the Bulls while Anthony Collins scored 12.

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