It's early, and Tennessee played poorly, but it's clear that Marcus Smart makes Oklahoma State a much better team, writes Eamonn Brennan. Blog
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Marcus Smart and Le'Bryan Nash scored 17 points each as Oklahoma State beat Tennessee 62-45 on Friday to move into the championship game at the Puerto Rico Tipoff.Smart, who also had nine rebounds, scored on a pair of layups and a 3-pointer during an 11-4 Cowboy run in the second half that put the game out of reach at 54-35 with under eight minutes to play. Markel Brown had 13 points for Oklahoma State (3-0).Trae Golden finished with 11 points for Tennessee (2-1).Oklahoma State will face No. 6 North Carolina State in the championship game while Tennessee takes on UMass.