Spencer's wife, Angela, passed away in November 2011 from a heart ailment.
*The Thunder makes two more national TV appearances in road games this week. The game at Denver at 9:30 p.m. Friday will air on ESPN (Mike Tirico, Jon Barry) and the 2:30 p.m. Sunday game at the Los Angeles Clippers (Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox) will be shown exclusively on ABC. The Miami Heat will play in the first game of both doubleheaders, hosting Memphis at 7 p.m. Friday on ESPN (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters) and playing at New York at noon Sunday on ABC (Breen, Van Gundy, Salters).
*OSU hosts Texas at 3 p.m. Saturday on ESPN (Jon Sciambi and Fran Fraschilla).
*ESPN2 will televise five hours of programming reviewing the Bassmaster Classic, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday with Day 1 and concluding with the championship at 9 p.m. Sunday. Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders called the event Feb. 22-24 on Grand Lake.
*MLB Network's exclusive English-language telecast of the 2013 World Baseball Classic begins at 10:30 p.m. Friday with Australia vs. Chinese Taipei from Taiwan and continues with all 39 games of the tournament through the championship. The U.S. team's first game will be against Mexico at 8 p.m. March 8. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Joe Magrane, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof are among the announcers.