• Why Kevin Durant isn't on the NBA scoring leaders list?

    Today at 10:49 AM

    There was a brief omission from the ranks of the top NBA scorers on Tuesday. Thunder leading scorer Kevin Durant is noticeably missing from the league’s points per game leaders. Durant's scoring average of 28.4 ppg would have him third in the league behind Stephen Curry (31.6) and James Harden (29.8), but he’s only played in 12 of the Thunder’s 18 games. In order to qualify as an NBA statistical leader, a player must have participated in 70 percent of his team’s games, or 58 in an 82-game season. Durant is currently at 66.6 percent. Don’t look for Durant’s name among the league leaders for the remainder of the week.

  • Your guide to the 2015-16 bowl season

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

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  • Power Lunch: chat with Thunder writer Erik Horne

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Join Thunder beat writer Erik Horne in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m. to talk the Oklahoma City Thunder and more from around the NBA.

  • Defensive breakdowns bite the Thunder in late loss in Atlanta

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 09:47 PM

    Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Jeff Teague made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak Monday night.

  • Baker Mayfield sees himself as a role model for other walk-ons

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 07:30 PM

    A benefit of Mayfield’s ineligibility last season — forced because of his transfer from Texas Tech and its refusal to release him — is the way it allowed him to establish rapport with all of his teammates, especially those who, like Mayfield, were scout teamers and walk-ons.

  • Bedlam behavior: A game can be big without getting ugly

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    On a night when the stakes had never been higher in Bedlam, when the winner would claim the Big 12 title and quite possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff, when all of the college football world was watching, a couple knuckleheads sullied the grandeur. They decided to be ugly and foul. They wanted to be hurtful and mean.

  • J.W. Walsh proves he can spread the field as passer in Bedlam defeat

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 09:45 PM

    Walsh’s final statistics in the 58-23 defeat: 25-of-42 passing for 325 yards with two touchdowns and one interception along with 12 carries for 50 yards.

  • Millsap, Teague lead Hawks to 106-100 win over Thunder

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Westbrook let out an emphatic scream at the top of the key, surely believing his fourth-quarter outburst would carry the Oklahoma City Thunder to another victory. Not so fast. Jeff Teague brought the Atlanta Hawks back, just when it looked as though they had let one slip away. Teague scored 25 points and made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak Monday night. "We know he's capable of getting really hot," Teague said of Westbrook. "We just tried to do our best to make it tough for him, make him try to make tough 2s, and at the other end just try to be aggressive." Westbrook scored 34 points, ha

  • Fresno St Oregon Basketball

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Oregon cheerleaders dance on the court at Matthew Knight Arena during a timeout at the Oregon vs. Fresno State NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Eugene, Ore.

  • Grand Canyon beats Hampton, 63-51, for 1st 5-game win streak

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — DeWayne Russell scored 14 points and Joshua Braun added 13 as Grand Canyon topped Hampton, 63-51, and won its fifth straight game for the first time under coach Dan Majerle Monday night. The Antelopes matched the previous streak with a win over Mississippi Valley State last week. Reginald Johnson got to the rim for a layup with 4 seconds left to cut the 'Lopes lead to just three at the half, 28-25, but Grand Canyon went on a 15-6 run to start the second half and take a 43-31 lead. Matt Jackson had 10 points off the Antelopes bench and Grand Canyon shot 42.1 percent from the floor (24 of 57), including 3 of 8 from beyond the arc. Johnson led the Pirates (2-3) with 15 points.

  • Gasol gets double-double as Bulls beat Spurs 92-89

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol punctuated his big block on LaMarcus Aldridge with a triumphant yell. The ugly final four minutes went to Gasol and the Chicago Bulls. Gasol had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Bulls snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory over the Spurs on Monday night. Jimmy Butler scored 14 points and reserve Doug McDermott had 12 for Chicago, which was coming off a 104-92 loss at Indiana on Friday night. Joakim Noah contributed eight points, seven assists and 11 rebounds despite battling foul trouble in the final minutes of the opener of a four-game homestand. "Everyone contributed tonight in a positive way," Gasol said.

  • Clemson Minnesota Basketball

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Minnesota guard Kevin Dorsey, center, loses control of the ball as he is trapped by Clemson center Landry Nnoko (35) and Clemson forward Donte Grantham (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Minnesota won 89-83.

  • Jackson and Drummond lift Pistons over Rockets

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — It might have gotten lost in an endless parade of free throws, but Monday night proved something important about the Detroit Pistons. When they hit jump shots, they win. When they don't, they lose. At times, it is really that simple. "Wow, we really shot the ball well tonight, didn't we?" asked Reggie Jackson, sitting at his locker and reading a box score. "We won the rebounding battle, and I like to see 22 assists and 11 turnovers, but that's great shooting." The Pistons shot 52.9 percent from the floor in a 116-105 win over the Houston Rockets, including 35 percent on 3-pointers. They were spectacular in the first half, scoring 64 points, struggled in the third quarter, but finished the ga

  • South Alabama rolls over Division II Spring Hill 79-50

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Ken Williams had 17 points and Georgi Boyanov added 15 points on a perfect night to lead South Alabama to a dominating 79-50 victory over Division II Spring Hill on Monday night. Boyanov was flawless from the floor (4-4) and the free throw line (7-7), and also grabbed seven rebounds. Williams recorded the 900th point of his career. Nick Stover had eight points and dished out a career-high five assists for South Alabama (3-4). The Jaguars were 25 of 47 from the floor for a seasons-best 53.2 percent shooting. They also outrebounded Spring Hill 32 to 22.The Badgers were 19 of 47 (40.4 from the floor. South Alabama jumped out to an early lead, was ahead 42-21 at the break, and won the second half 37-2

  • Fouse leads Green Bay to 87-69 win over SIU-Edwardsville

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Fouse scored 22 points and dished out six assists and Green Bay used a big first-half to handle Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 87-69 on Monday night. Fouse scored 16 of his points in the first half as the Phoenix (4-3) built a 54-28 advantage by intermission by shooting 21 of 34 from the floor (61.8 percent). Carrington Love added 17 points for Green Bay, hitting 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, and dished out seven assists while Charles Cooper added 15 points and grabbed eight boards. Green Bay finished the game shooting 34 of 64 from the field (53.1 percent), including 9 of 17 from distance and scored 20 points off Edwardsville turnovers. Grant Fiorentinos scored 18 points and grab

  • College Basketball Capsules

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray added 16 and No. 1 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Illinois State 75-63 on Monday night. Outhustled on both ends of the court by the athletic Redbirds through 20 minutes while adjusting to playing without injured starting point guard Tyler Ulis (elbow), the Wildcats (7-0) emerged from halftime more physical and used that energy to gain some breathing room. Outrebounded 20-12 in the first half, Kentucky beat Illinois State (3-5) 27-17 on the boards and held the Redbirds to 29 percent shooting in the second half. Marcus Lee added 13 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double in five games while Alex Poythress had 11 po

  • Fourth line lifts Islanders in 5-3 win over Avalanche

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders' fourth line is widely considered one of the NHL's best. Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck showed why on Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Clutterbuck's goal 1:52 into the third period broke a 2-all tie and Cizikas added a necessary insurance score in the Isles' 5-3 win. "They do the right things," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "When you work hard, you get rewarded in life. The way that they're playing right now, they deserve to get rewarded." Kyle Okposo, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome also scored and the Islanders won for the third time in four games. Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots.

  • Zuccarello, Lindberg pace Rangers to 4-3 win over Hurricanes

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers didn't score many style points in their victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Rangers held on for a 4-3 win on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak, but they almost squandered a three-goal lead against a team they routinely beat. Mats Zuccarello and Oscar Lindberg scored first-period power-play goals to get New York rolling. Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard also had goals and New York improved to 18-1-0 in its last 19 meetings with Carolina. The Rangers have won 11 straight against the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves. "A win is always big, even though it's not perfect," Lundqvist said. "It's something you can build on.

  • North Carolina A&T holds off Northern Kentucky, 74-63

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hunt scored 32 points, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, to help lead North Carolina A&T to its first win of the season, 74-63, over Northern Kentucky on Monday night. Steven Burrough added 10 points for North Carolina A&T (1-7). The Aggies had lost their first seven games to open the season, with losses coming by an average of 22.5 points. A Deonte Cole jumper at the buzzer for Northern Kentucky gave the Norse a 39-37 lead after a back-and-forth first half. North Carolina A&T seized control in the first part of the second half, however, on a 17-8 scoring run capped by a Ede Egharevba fastbreak layup which gave the Aggies a 54-47 lead.

  • Deng leads Louisiana-Monroe to 64-54 win over Chattanooga

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MONROE, La. (AP) — Majok Deng was 8 of 17 from the floor and made all six free throw attempts for 22 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Chattanooga 64-54 on Monday night. Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) had a 28-20 halftime advantage but the Mocs charged back in the second half to tie the game at 39 with 8:22 left. Deng hit a jumper to start a 16-8 run and the Warhawks led 55-47 with 2:29 left. Nick Coppola scored seven of his 14 points in the final two minutes and Deng added two free throws and slammed home a dunk to seal the win. Travis Munnings had 11 points and three assists for Louisiana-Monroe. Casey Jones led Chattanooga (5-2) with 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Chuck Ester and Tre' McLean chipped in nine apiece for

  • All-City cross country: Out of Barrett's shadow, Beyer was able to shine

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Norman North’s Ean Beyer spent most of his cross country career running behind one of the best distance runners the state has ever seen.

  • Hudson, Wake Forest beat Rutgers 69-68

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — When Rutgers found a way to deny Devin Thomas late in the second half, Cornelius Hudson took advantage of his opportunity. Hudson scored on a baseline drive with 18 seconds remaining to give Wake Forest a 69-68 victory over the Scarlet Knights in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game Monday night. Trailing 68-67 with 28.1 seconds left, Hudson took a pass in the left corner, pump faked and drove the baseline to lay it in. Thomas had 23 points and 17 rebounds for Wake Forest (5-2) and was close to unstoppable in the second half with 16 points and nine boards. But Rutgers guarded him well on the game-winning sequence. "We tried to give Devin the ball because he's been a dog all night," Hudson

  • Houston now 4-0 after 78-65 win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Devonta Pollard scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Houston held off Texas-Rio Grande Valley 78-65 on Monday night to keep the Cougars unbeaten through four games. Coming into the contest, the Cougars averaged 94.3 points per game, with a scoring margin average of 32.7. Houston has won all 11 meetings with Texas-Rio Grande Valley, formerly known as Texas-Pan American. The teams battled to a 36-36 draw through the first half, but Houston outscored Texas-Rio Grande Valley by 13 over the final 20 minutes. Houston held a substantial edge on the glass, out-rebounding the Vaqueros 47-29. Rob Gray Jr. scored 15 points and Damyean Dotson added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Houston. Ronni

  • OKC Thunder: Defensive breakdowns bite the Thunder in late loss in Atlanta

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Jeff Teague made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak Monday night.

  • OSU women's basketball: Brittney Martin scores 24 points, grabs 11 rebounds in Cowgirls win over Washington State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    The Cowgirls remained unbeaten at 6-0. OSU next plays noon Saturday against Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh proves he can spread the field as passer in Bedlam defeat

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Reporter kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Walsh’s final statistics in the 58-23 defeat: 25-of-42 passing for 325 yards with two touchdowns and one interception along with 12 carries for 50 yards.

  • Taylor, Short lead Norfolk State past Northern Arizona 70-66

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — D'Shon Taylor hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 31 points, and Jeff Short scored 19, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left, to lead Norfolk State past Northern Arizona 70-66 Monday night. Norfolk State (2-4) used an 11-0 run to open up a 52-42 lead midway through the second half and Zaynah Robinson's layup gave the Spartans a 12-point advantage with just fewer than four minutes to play. Jaleni Neely scored seven during a 13-3 spurt that was capped by Marcus DeBerry's 3-pointer and pulled Northern Arizona (2-4) within two with 37 seconds to play. Taylor and Short combined to make 4 of 4 free throws in the final 22 seconds to seal it.