Despite a 122-102 loss at Golden State late Saturday night, Thunder forward Desmond Mason was still able to smile that day. What transpired earlier Saturday couldn’t have been scripted better for Mason. Top-ranked OU lost 45-35 to No. 5-ranked Texas in Dallas, and later that night No. 17 Oklahoma State stunned No. 3 Missouri 28-23 in Columbia, Mo. For Mason, it’s a wonderful day when the Cowboys win and Sooners lose. "Oh, always,” he said Monday at Tulsa’s BOK Center, flashing a wide grin before scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 110-104 victory against the Houston Rockets. Mason is unique. He somehow manages to reap love from OU-based Thunder fans despite his loyalty to OSU. Thunder teammate Kevin Durant is able to do the same despite attending Texas. Asked what he thinks might happen next week when the Cowboys venture to Austin to play Durant’s now top-ranked Longhorns, Mason said, "I’ll be honest, I’m just worried about us right now. I’m not worried about how anybody else is doing. I just care about us. "Coach (Mike) Gundy has those guys playing real hard.” Before heading to Texas, OSU must host upstart Baylor at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Thunder doesn’t play again until Oct. 23, so Mason will be in attendance. No private suite tickets for Mason, who said he will be seated in the student section. Mason has yet to attend a game inside the remodeled Boone Pickens Stadium. "I can’t wait,” Mason said. "I’m sure it’ll be crazy in there.” Thunder teammate and former OSU standout John Lucas also will be on hand for the game. Lucas is a frequent visitor to Stillwater, and often visits associate athletic director/academic services Marilyn Middlebrook.