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Puerto Rico Tip-off - Oklahoma State Downs Akron 69-65 - Match Report

Le'Bryan Nash scored 18 points leading Oklahoma State to a 69-65 victory over Akron at Coliseo do Puerto Rico on Thursday.

Bettors who backed Oklahoma State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5.

Markel Brown had 17 points for Oklahoma State and Marcus Smart chipped in with 16 points. Marcus Smart had 3 assists for them, while Marcus Smart was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Akron got 14 points from Brian Walsh in a losing cause and another 13 points from Alex Abreu. Alex Abreu contributed 6 assists for them, while Zeke Marshall had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Oklahoma State were victorious, as the score was 33-32 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Akron as they grabbed 45 boards, while Oklahoma State only had 43.