Nov. 24, 2016
LAHAINA, Hawaii Ã¢â'¬" Oklahoma State used a big first half to open up a 15-point lead at halftime and went on to beat Georgetown, 97-70, in the third place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at Lahaina Civic Center.
It was the second-straight loss for the Hoyas, who fall to 2-4 overall, while the Cowboys improve to 5-1 overall.
Graduate student Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) scored 15 points and had four rebounds to lead the Hoyas, while senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) added 13 points and nine rebounds and junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central)had 11 points and three rebounds.
The Hoyas jumped out to an early lead, with 3-pointers from Agau and Pryor giving GU a 6-0 lead. A basket from Hayes gave the Blue & Gray an 8-2 lead and they still led by five points, 12-7, on a jumper from Agau at the 15:49 mark. GU led 13-10 after a free throw from Hayes, but an 8-0 run from Oklahoma State, capped by a jumper from Brandon Averette, gave the Cowboys the lead for good with 11:28 to play in the half.
Agau's layup with 9:26 on the clock made it 25-19, but Oklahoma State responded with six-straight points and the lead grew to 31-19, on a layup from Tavarius Shine with 8:54 left.
Georgetown trailed by 15 at the half, 50-35, and a 7-0 run from Oklahoma State, capped by a 3-pointer from Phil Forte, extended the lead to 22 points, 57-35.
The Hoyas pulled to within 14 points twice, the latter after a dunk from Pryor with 11:13 left made it 68-54, but a 10-2 run from the Cowboys pushed the lead back to 22 points, 78-56.
Georgetown shot 51.1 percent from the floor (24-of-47), hit 33.3 percent of its 3-pointers (3-of-9) and 70.4 percent of its free throws (19-of-27). The Hoyas out-rebounded Oklahoma State, 34-29, but committed 28 turnovers and the Cowboys scored 41 points off those.
The Hoyas return home on Sunday, Nov. 27, hosting Howard at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. and the game will be shown live on FS1, with Brian Custer and Donny Marshall calling all of the action.