• Hield leads No. 3 Oklahoma to 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield scored nine points down the closing stretch and then saved his best for last. Hield, the Big 12’s most dynamic play-maker, drained a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining to make the difference for No. 3 Oklahoma in a 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas. The Longhorns had a chance at the go-ahead basket, but Isaiah Taylor was called for an offensive foul with 17 seconds left. In a game where a ton of pushing and shoving was not called, it was an odd time for that whistle. Hield scored, giving him a game-high 27 points, and Texas coach Shaka Smart quickly called timeout. But Connor Lammert’s inbound pass was picked off by Hield, and the Sooners escaped Lloyd Noble Center with a win

  • OKC Thunder journal: Kevin Durant, Anthony Morrow reflect on a memorable day at the Super Bowl

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer aslater@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    "Don't want to say (it's up there with) getting drafted, but it was in the realm of that," Durant said. "Just being able to experience something so huge, so big, on that level. I've watched it plenty of times, went to the game last year. But to be able to sit on the sideline, taking pictures, something that I love to do. I'm definitely going to sit down and have a glass of Pinot Noir and talk about this for a long time."

  • Wilson, Brown pace Alcorn St. to 66-63 win at Grambling St.

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Octavious Brown scored 15 points and made four free throws down the stretch as Alcorn State shot 57 percent from the field after halftime and held off Grambling State 66-63 on Monday night. Tamarico Wilson led Alcorn State (11-12, 8-3 Southwest Athletic Conference) with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Brown opened the game with a jumper and a 3-pointer, then Wilson stepped up with two baskets and a 3 and the Braves took an early 12-4 lead and never trailed. Ervin Mitchell scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Grambling (6-17, 3-8). Deonte Hearns added 11 points.

  • Auguste's 19 helps Notre Dame to 89-83 win over Clemson

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was glad Zach Auguste got mad after spending much of the first half on the bench in foul trouble in the Fighting Irish's 89-83 win over Clemson on Monday night. Auguste dominated both the offensive and defensive end, scored 15 of his 19 points during the final 20 minutes and held the Tigers two centers to just five points and five rebounds. "He was a man — what he gave us in the second half," Brey said. "He came out and gave us a great physical effort and set the tone." The win keeps Notre Dame (17-7, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) in line to finish in the top four seeds at the ACC tournament and get a double bye.

  • Franklin, Jackson St. rally for 81-80 win over Southern

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chace Franklin scored 20 — including the winning 3-pointer with three seconds left — while Paris Collins and Raeford Worsham each had double-doubles to help Jackson State rally from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Southern 81-80 Monday night. Collins had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and Worsham finished with 16 and 10 for Jackson State. Southern (16-8, 8-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 50-34 at the break. The Tigers (13-11, 8-3) trimmed their deficit to six with 11 minutes left. Two free throws by Chris Thomas extended Southern's lead to 76-66 with 4:36 to go, but Jackson State scored 12 straight and took its first lead since 2-0 with 1:30 remaining.

  • Lobos hope to bounce back against skidding Utah State (11-11, 3-8 MWC)

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The fallout from The University of New Mexico’s loss at San Diego State over the weekend pales in comparison to what Utah State’s men’s basketball team has endured pretty much all season. Picked to finish third in the preseason Mountain West Conference poll, the last five weeks have been nothing short of a disaster for the Aggies (11-11, 3-8). They started 9-3 and had a win over San Jose State to open conference play, but things quickly fell apart once January rolled around. They enter Tuesday’s home game against the Lobos having lost five straight with three of the last four coming by at least 5 points. They are uncharacteristically 1-4 in MWC games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, generally one of the most feared pla

  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff claws back; beats Alabama St 75-70 in OT

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Trent Whiting scored 18 points and Arkansas-Pine Bluff clawed back in the second half to beat Alabama State 75-70 in overtime on Monday night. The Golden Lions (6-19, 4-7 SWAC) trailed 37-27 at halftime and by as many as 18 at one point. But Arkansas Pine-Bluff rallied, outscoring the Hornets by 10 in the second half (39-29) to force an extra period and then 9-4 in OT to seal the win. JoVaughn Love finished with 14 points and Austin Cox added 13 points and five rebounds for the Golden Lions, who shot 59.1 percent from the field and hit 10 of their 19 3-point attempts. Tony Armstrong finished with 19 points for Alabama State (8-15, 3-8), to go along with a seven rebounds.

  • Cooks, Hampton beat Howard 68-65 for 1st place tie in MEAC

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reginald Johnson Jr. had 22 points and nine rebounds, Lawrence Cooks hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left and Hampton beat Howard 68-65 Monday night for the Pirates 12th straight win in the series. Johnson gave Hampton a 65-63 lead on a layup with 2:51 remaining, James Daniel III tied the game for the 12th time with a minute left and Cooks made his first 3 of the contest in six attempts. Quinton Chievous added 15 points and 17 rebounds for Hampton (14-9, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which rebounded after its second conference loss to move into a first-place tie with South Carolina State. Dionte Adams had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel scored 20 points for Howard (10-14, 4-5), whi

  • OKC Thunder: Offense overcomes poor defensive effort in win over Suns

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and Oklahoma City pulled away in the final four minutes to hand the Phoenix Suns their eighth consecutive loss, 122-106 on Monday night.

  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beats Houston Baptist 83-76

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Rashawn Thomas scored a career-high 34 points with 12 rebounds, three steals and four blocked shots to help Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Houston Baptist 83-76 Monday night. Ehab Amin had 18 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, Bryce Douvier scored 14 and Hameed Ali added 11 with eight assists and six steals. Ali came into the game averaging 2.68 steals per game, third in Division I. Ali scored four in a row to spark a 10-4 spurt which put the Islanders (18-5, 9-2 Southland Conference) up 71-62 with five minutes left. Colter Lasher's layup with 22 seconds left trimmed Houston Baptist's deficit to six, but the Huskies would get no closer. Anthony Odunsi scored 21 and Lasher added 15 for HBU (

  • Texas Oklahoma Basketball

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) intercepts an inbound pass intended for Texas center Prince Ibeh, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Oklahoma won 63-60.

  • Romain helps MVSU get past Alabama A&M 66-64

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Marcus Romain scored 25 points, none bigger than his pair of free throws with seven seconds left, and MVSU edged Alabama A&M 66-64 on Monday night. Romain's 3-point play with 49 seconds to go gave MVSU a two-point lead. On the next possession, Vacha Vaughn fouled Nicholas West, and the senior sank both free throws to tie the game for the eighth time with 35 seconds remaining. MVSU then held the ball as long as they could before Romain was fouled again. He made both to put MVSU back up by two, and Ladarius Tabb's last-second jumper missed. Romain was 8 of 13 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds for MVSU (5-20, 5-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Latrell Love and Isaac Williams added 13 poin

  • Smith-Rivera helps Georgetown handle St. John's 92-67

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 24 points, moving into sixth place on Georgetown's all-time scoring list, and the Hoyas crushed St. John's 92-67 on Monday night. It was St. John's 15th straight loss, the longest streak in Division I. Smith-Rivera passed David Wingate (1,781) on the Hoyas scoring list. He became the only Georgetown player to ever score over 1,000 points in league games. Isaac Copeland had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (14-11, 7-5 Big East). L.J. Peak had 20 points off the bench, giving him double digits in seven straight, while Reggie Cameron added 12. Georgetown shot over 54 percent and outrebounded St. John's 40-27. St. John's (7-18, 0-12) was led by Christian Jones

  • APTOPIX Texas Oklahoma Basketball

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler, left, and guard Buddy Hield (24) celebrate late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Norman, Okla., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Oklahoma won 63-60.

  • New Mexico State rolls over NAIA Northern New Mexico 85-54

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Tanveer Bhullar scored 14 points with six rebounds and New Mexico State rolled over NAIA member Northern New Mexico 85-54 on Monday night. Bhullar, who is listed at 7-foot-3, was 6 of 9 from the field as the Aggies (17-8) shot 60 percent, were 8 of 15 from beyond the arc and outrebounded Northern New Mexico, which doesn't start a player taller than 6-foot-6, by 20, 43-23. Johnathon Wilkins scored 12 points and Braxton Huggins added 11. All 12 players that entered the game for the Aggies scored and had at least one rebound, while only two players failed to register an assist. Marcus Ellis scored 12 points and Patrick Bendegue added 11 for Northern New Mexico, which shot 34 percent and made 5 of 24 3-p

  • Maryland Ohio St Basketball

    Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, left, steals the ball from Maryland's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Maryland 94-86.

  • High School Athletes of the Week

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    BOYS BASKETBALL Omar Boone, Casady The sharpshooting point guard reeled off 20-point games one after another last week to help Casady conclude a 9-0 run through its Southwest Preparatory Conference schedule and earn the No. 1 seed in the North Zone of the conference tournament. Boone's 25-point performance on Friday sparked a 59-55 win over Cistercian Prep of Irving, Texas. As the No. 1 seed in their zone, the Cyclones get a first-round bye Thursday in the SPC Tournament, which is being hosted by Houston Christian. Casady will take on the winner of Houston Christian and Dallas Episcopal.

  • High school girls basketball: Shamika Smith's energy propels Carl Albert, earns Oklahoman's Player of Week honor

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Despite leaving Friday’s overtime win over Shawnee briefly with a jammed finger, Smith still delivered down the stretch. She ultimately led the red-hot, sixth-ranked Titans past Shawnee and Guthrie — two top-10 Class 5A teams — to earn The Oklahoman’s Girls Basketball Player of the Week honor.

  • Big 12 basketball: Iowa State forward Jameel McKay remains suspended from Cyclones

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Without star forward Jameel McKay, Iowa State battled back from a two-point halftime deficit Saturday against Oklahoma State to win 64-59 in Stillwater. It appears the Cyclones will once again be without McKay when they travel to Texas Tech on Wednesday. “(McKay) will practice today,” ISU coach Steve Prohm said on Monday's Big 12 coaches' teleconference, “but he is still suspended indefinitely.” McKay — a 6-foot-9, 225-pound, senior — was suspended last week as a result of what Prohm would only call a practice-related incident. McKay had previously started all 22 of ISU's games averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds. However, Prohm did leave the door open for McKay to make his return when the Cyclones

  • Power Lunch: Chat live with high school writer Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    We're just a couple weeks out from the first rounds of the high school basketball playoffs. Dual state wrestling is this weekend. Come talk about those events and more with high school writer Scott Wright at 11 a.m.