NMSU loses season opener to Oregon State

NMSU loses season opener to Oregon State

Published Nov. 11, 2012 9:11 p.m. ET

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Ahmad Starks scored a career-high 33 points and Oregon State defeated New Mexico State 71-62 in a regional game of the 2K Sports Classic on Sunday night.

Joe Burton added 13 points for the Beavers, who improved to 2-0.

It was the opener for the Aggies, who went 26-10 last season and won the Western Athletic Conference tournament for a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Tyrone Watson and Daniel Mullings had 14 points apiece for New Mexico State, which trailed by as many as 14 points after leading by six early in the first half.