SAN DIEGO (AP) Mario Boggan scored 24 points and #22 Oklahoma State used a 16-0 run to remain undefeated, beating Ball State 75-56 Saturday in the opening game of the San Diego Slam.
The Cowboys (11-0) kept Sean Sutton's record as a head coach perfect. He was promoted after his father, Eddie, retired in May.
On the other bench was another first-year coach with a famous father. Ronny Thompson, son of former Georgetown coach John Thompson, was hired by the Cardinals in April.
#14 Arizona played San Diego State in the second game of the one-day tournament at Cox Arena.
Oklahoma State won on both coasts in a span of five days. The Cowboys beat #21 Syracuse 72-68 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
When Ball State (3-6) went cold from the field, the Cowboys took advantage and blew the game open.
Leading 27-23, Oklahoma State scored the last 8 points of the 1st half and the first 8 of the 2nd to open a 20-point lead.
Terrel Harris hit a 3-pointer a minute into the 2nd half, then stole the ball and scored on a fastbreak lay-up. Boggan hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired for a 43-23 lead with 17:29 left.
Ball State went without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes. After Peyton Stovall hit a 3-pointer with 4:16 left in the 1st half, the Cardinals didn't hit another shot from the field until Skip Mills made a lay-up with 14:36 left to play that pulled the Cardinals to 43-29.
The Cowboys quickly ran the lead to 21 points when Harris hit a 3-pointer to make it 52-31 with 12:12 left.
JamesOn Curry scored 13 points for Oklahoma State while Harris and David Monds had 10 apiece.
Mills lead Ball State with 15 points. Micah Rollin scored 13 and Anthony Newell 12 for Ball State, which shot just 37.5 percent from the field. The Cardinals did make 19 of 21 free throws.