When Davene Carter slammed down an alley oop on the first possession and De'Andre Upchurch followed with a 3-ball from the left corner on the second, the handwriting was already on the wall.
No. 14 Tarleton State (7-0) picked up its second in-region victory Wednesday night, blasting Oklahoma Panhandle State (0-8) 90-35 at Wisdom Gym.
Tarleton has won its opening seven games of a season for the first time under 26th year head coach Lonn Reisman, who has won 537 games at the school.
OPSU is winless, but its worst loss prior to Wednesday was 22 points to Colorado Christian. The Aggies, members of the Heartland Conference, have lost to three other Lone Star Conference foes: by 11 to Cameron, 12 to Texas A&M-Commerce and by just seven to West Texas A&M.
But the reigning LSC Tournament champs overwhelmed OPSU from the start, with Guy putting an old-fashioned 3-point play on top of Carter's dunk and Upchurch's triple for a quick 8-0 lead.
OPSU scored five straight before a Carter slam, a steal and breakaway layup by Mohammed Lee and another Guy long ball made it 15-7. That surge jumpstarted a run of 15 straight Tarleton points in what turned out to be a 26-2 run for a 38-9 lead. Lee hit the 3-pointer that ended the big run and matched Guy with 12 first-half points. It was 45-14 at the break.
Lee came off the bench and led the team with 23 points in just 19 minutes on an impressive 8-10 shooting from the floor including 3-4 from outside the arc. Guy finished with 17 points and seven helpers in just 22 minutes.
Also off the bench, Damion Clemons scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Michael Hardge and Sawyer Kipp scored eight each. The Texan bench outscored OPSU's 57-6.
Tarleton collected 50 rebounds for the third time of the season after failing to grab that many in any game last year. The Texans turned the ball over only seven times and outscored OPSU 27-0 off takeaways.
OPSU has lost 39 of its last 40 away from its home in Goodwell, Okla.
The Texans, who were without center Tashawn Mabry due to illness, are off until Tuesday, Dec. 17, when they host McMurry. The game was originally scheduled for this Saturday, but has been pushed back to accommodate fans wanting to see the Tarleton football team in the CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl.