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Le'Bryan Nash scores 21 and Oklahoma State knocks off on-state rival Tulsa 73-58 for MGM title

  • Oklahoma State's Leyton Hammonds, center, shoots between Tulsa's Brandon Swannegan, left, and Marquel Curtis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Oklahoma State's Leyton Hammonds, center, shoots between Tulsa's Brandon Swannegan, left, and Marquel Curtis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte III, center, goes up for a shot against Tulsa forward Brandon Swannegan, left, and guard Stevie Repichowski during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte III, center, goes up for a shot against Tulsa forward Brandon Swannegan, left, and guard Stevie Repichowski during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma State's Le'Bryan Nash (2) goes up for a shot against Tulsa forward D'Andre Wright (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Oklahoma State's Le'Bryan Nash (2) goes up for a shot against Tulsa forward D'Andre Wright (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

Le'Bryan Nash scored 21 points and Anthony Hickey and Phil Forte added 14 each to lead Oklahoma State to a 73-58 rout of in-state rival Tulsa in the championship game of the MGM Grand Main Event.

The Cowboys (6-0), who defeated Oregon State in Monday's opening game, shot 52 percent and coasted in the second half after leading by 15 points at the break.

Tulsa (3-2) lost its opportunity to get back in the game, missing its first five shots in the second half and falling behind 52-31 less than five minute into the period. The Golden Hurricane didn't get its first basket until just over 6 minutes in when Shaquille Harrison scored on a layup.

Harrison scored 17 points for Tulsa, which shot just 35 percent for the game and had two assists on 16 baskets. James Woodard added 13 points with 7 boards and Rashad Ray had 12.