• Rhode Island tops TCU 66-60 in Cancun Challenge

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (AP) — Rhode Island used some big shots and tough defense in the final stretch to post a 66-60 victory over TCU on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge. Four McGlynn drained a long 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to extend Rhode Island's lead to 61-57 and Hassan Martin blocked a layup 10 seconds later to put the Rams in control. TCU was forced to foul but Rhode Island, which was just 21 of 33 from the line, made 5 of 6 free throws to preserve the win. "We got back in it by driving to the rim and trying to draw fouls," TCU's Brandon Parrish said. "We're a better free throw shooting team this season, so we tried to get some of their guys in foul trouble. Maybe have them need to go to some guys without a lot

  • Peterson with 25 points, VMI beats Presbyterian 76-61

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — QJ Peterson had 25 points with five assists and VMI rolled to a 76-61 victory over Presbyterian on Tuesday night. Peterson was 10 of 24 from the field with eight rebounds and four steals. Julian Eleby scored 16 points, and Trey Chapman and Jordan Weethee added 11 apiece for VMI (2-2). DeSean Murray had 26 points and 12 rebounds for Presbyterian (3-2). The Blue Hose led the entire first half and built a 38-30 halftime lead. Weethee and Peterson made consecutive 3-pointers to cap a 16-5 run to open the second half and the Keydets had their first lead, 46-43. Murray scored three points to tie it at 46. Peterson and Weethee again scored back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 10-0 surge and VMI led 56-46 mi

  • Evans helps IPFW down Miami (Ohio) 57-53

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Mo Evans scored 15 points with seven assists and four steals to help IPFW down Miami (Ohio) 57-53 on Tuesday. Evans was 50 percent from the floor and 3 of 5 from beyond the arc for IPFW (4-1). John Konchar had 13 points with six boards and Max Landis added 10 points, despite 3-of-13 shooting. Eric Washington and Geovonie McKnight had 10 points apiece to pace Miami (3-3). Rod Mills chipped in 10 rebounds. Close throughout, Mills' jumper put Miami up one with 1:48 left. Konchar responded with a jumper and Landis' layup put IPFW up by three with 47 seconds left. The Mastodons made 6 of 8 from the line in the last 29 seconds to seal it. The Redhawks outrebounded IPFW 42-32, but went 2 of 15 on 3-

  • Binghamton beats Central Connecticut State 81-75

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW BRITIAN, Conn. (AP) — Willie Rodriguez scored a career-high 27 points and Binghamton picked up its first victory by keeping Central Connecticut State winless 81-75 Tuesday night. Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer with 16:53 to go for a 38-37 lead and Binghamton led the rest of the way. Everson Davis made a layup at 1:38 for a 71-68 advantage, and Binghamton did the remainder of its scoring from the free-throw line, making 10 of 12 in the final minute, including five from Marlin Beck II and four from Rodriguez. Beck finished with 17 points for the Bearcats, who were 28 of 53 from the field for 52.4 percent, including 10 of 18 from 3-point range.

  • Defending champion Mustang to open season in Arkansas

    scott wright | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Defending Class 6A boys basketball state champion Mustang will put its 28-game winning streak on the line in Arkansas to begin the season. The Broncos will travel to Bentonville, Ark., for their season opener on Saturday, facing Bentonville High School in the MPMG Roundball Classic. Bentonville is ranked No. 10 in the USA Today Super 25 poll and is led by five-star recruit Malik Monk, a 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard who is verbally committed to Kentucky. Mustang will counter with its own group of Division I prospects, starting with Iowa State signee Jakolby Long, a 6-foot-4 senior guard.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Kanter settles ‘silly’ feud with Jazz

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer   | Published: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Kanter was complimentary of the Jazz organization and mildly contrite about what went down this past March.

  • Durant returns, Thunder rout Jazz 111-89

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Kevin Durant reentered the Thunder lineup on Monday night in Utah and the Thunder, complete again, looked as dominant as we’ve seen them under coach Billy Donovan, blistering a solid Jazz team 111-89 for an impressive road win on the second night of a back-to-back.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant to play tonight vs. Utah

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Kevin Durant will return to the Thunder lineup tonight at Utah. The Oklahoma City star has been sidelined almost two weeks with a strained hamstring.

  • Berry Tramel: Thunder wins but remains a work in progress

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    This game didn’t end like so many Thunder games in this young season. The Thunder found a defensive rhythm, got enough stops down the stretch to rally and beat Dallas 117-114 Sunday night in a game that doesn’t serve as any kind of turning point but sure makes everyone exhale.

  • OKC Thunder: Balanced attack, late defense spring Thunder to much-needed win over Mavs

    anthonyvslater@gmail.com | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Staked to leads throughout Sunday night, the Thunder’s struggling defense made a habit of melting away its cushion. Up 10 midway through the second quarter, tied with 3:41 left before half. Up eight at halftime, down eight at the six-minute mark of the third quarter.

  • OKC Thunder: Dion Waiters shows off two-way chops in Thunder's win over Mavericks

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Waiters’ two-way play shone down the stretch of OKC’s 117-114 win against the Dallas Mavericks.

  • OSU basketball: Previewing the Cowboys' Sunday game vs. Long Beach State

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    The Oklahoman's John Helsley previews the Oklahoma State men's basketball team's Sunday game vs. Long Beach State in the Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C.: * When:  6 p.m. Sunday * Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. * Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1 * TV: ESPNU (Cox 253, HD 718 —  U-verse 605, HD 1605 —  Dish 141, DirecTV 208) THREE THINGS TO KNOW * This is the first of two meetings between the teams in the span of six days. Long Beach is due in Gallagher-Iba Arena for a regular-season game Friday night. * Cowboys reserve Chris Olivier has scored in double figures in all four games this season, including a season-high 19 in Friday's loss to George Mason. Olivier leads the Cowboys at 16.0 points

  • OU women's basketball: Previewing the Sooners' Sunday game at Bradley

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey previews the OU women's basketball team's Sunday matchup with Bradley: * When: 2 p.m. Sunday * Where: Renaissance Coliseum — Peoria, Ill. * TV: None * Webcast: ESPN3 * Radio: KOKC-AM 1520 THREE THINGS TO KNOW * OU is coming off a dominating 73-47 rout of BYU at home, which was much needed after the Sooners dropped a stunning home game to North Texas earlier in the week. Against the Cougars, Peyton Little scored 21 points and Maddie Manning led the team with seven rebounds and five assists. * This will be Bradley's home opener, and the Braves are 5-2 in their last seven home openers. Bradley is also 3-1 at home against teams from the big five conferences.

  • OKC Thunder: Previewing the Thunder's game Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer, aslater@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater previews the Oklahoma City Thunder's Sunday game vs. The Dallas Mavericks: * When: 6 p.m. CT on Sunday * Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC * TV: FSN Oklahoma * Radio: WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM THREE THINGS TO KNOW * Every title team in the past nine seasons has been in the top 10 in defensive efficiency. The Thunder is currently 19th, yielding 102.1 points per 100 possessions. * Only twice in the past 30 seasons has a team shot 29 or more 3s and made three or less of them: Warriors in 2006 and the Thunder this past Friday night. * This is the first of four meetings between the Mavericks and Thunder. The I-35 rivals play twice in January and again in February.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Carmelo Anthony empathizes with Kevin Durant’s free agency situation

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    “I’ve been there,’’ Anthony said. “With him, as much as we say we’re trying not to think about it or worry about it, there comes a time we do have to think about those things."

  • OKC Thunder: Late rally comes up short as Thunder lose to Knicks

    By Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    The Thunder rallied from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Dion Waiters' potential game-tying shot rattled out at the buzzer.

  • OSU Women's Hoops: Cowgirls cruise at home

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Brittany Martin and Kaylee Jensen combine for 45 in victory

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys lose in OT to George Mason in semifinals of Charleston Classic

    By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Marko Gujancic had 13 points, including two 3-pointers in overtime, as George Mason moved into the Charleston Classic championship with a 71-68 victory over Oklahoma State on Friday. The Patriots (2-2) held a 56-51 lead in the final minute before the Cowboys (3-1) forced overtime on Joe Burton's 3-pointer with 16 seconds to go. But Gujancic got George Mason started with his long-range shot. The Patriots made 7 of 8 shots in the extra period to defeat their second Power Five opponent in as many days after upending Mississippi to open the tournament Thursday. Oklahoma State had a last possession to tie, but the ball was tipped away before they could get a shot off.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook presents Kevin Durant into Oklahoma Hall of Fame, highlighting their friendship

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    Durant’s selection as Westbrook as his presenter highlighted an eight-year friendship between the two that sprouted through basketball but has extended so far beyond it.

  • Thunder journal: Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis could have been in OKC?

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    Two drafts ago, it appeared that the Thunder was ahead of the curve on the young Latvian. In 2014, an ESPN report said that the Thunder had made a promise to select Porzingis in the first round of the NBA Draft, but the then-under-the-radar 18-year-old ended up pulling his name out of the draft.