• Oklahoma Christian's John Moon scores 50 in perfect 20 for 20 night

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma Christian junior John Moon had one of those can't-miss games Saturday night. So much the former Crescent standout never did. Moon scored 50 points on a perfect 20 of 20 night to lead Oklahoma Christian to a 104-92 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. Moon played all but one minute of action on Saturday adding a 10 of 13 from the free-throw line and pulling down eight rebounds. The 7-footer is averaging 22.6 points per game this season. His previous best was 38 points earlier this year, he also scored 37. Moon broke three school records on the night. 50 points broke the previous Oklahoma Christian record of 44. Moon also broke school records for field goals in a game and field-goal percentage which also broke

  • Second-half rally falls short in loss to Warriors

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Down the stretch of OKC’s 116-108 loss on Saturday night, an old issue reappeared against the league’s best team.

  • The scorer the Warriors most dread to see

    Today at 12:44 PM

    With 40 points Saturday, Kevin Durant upped his career points per game against Golden State to 30.6 in 28 games – the highest points per game average of any player in NBA history against the Warriors.

  • Super Bowl: Three Oklahomans worth rooting for on Sunday

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 07:00 PM

    If you're after a rooting interest, look no further than Chris Harris, Antonio Smith and Corey Nelson.

  • Top-ranked Sooners upset at Kansas State

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 07:24 PM

    The Sooners (19-3, 7-3 Big 12) have now lost four consecutive games in Manhattan.

  • Cowboys fade late in loss to Cylcones

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 03:52 PM

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys were without injured point guard Jawun Evans, while the Cyclones didn’t have big man Jameel McKay.

  • Short-handed Missouri's skid reaches eight games with 80-71 loss at Alabama

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The losing streak for short-handed Missouri hit eight games Saturday at Alabama. That’s one for every scholarship player the Tigers had available in a 80-71 loss against the Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Missouri, 8-15 overall and 1-9 in the SEC, was without three backup frontcourt players. Sophomore forward Jakeenan Gant and junior forward Russell Woods were suspended Friday after being cited a day earlier for possession of drug paraphernalia. Sophomore forward D’Angelo Allen also didn’t make the trip, because he’s battling strep throat. The Tigers put together an at-times scrappy performance despite the roster limitations but were no match for the Tide, who won the rebounding battl

  • Sooners' Lon Kruger, Buddy Hield feel Bramlage's bite

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    If anyone understands the difficulty of winning at Kansas State when the home building is juiced and the Wildcats play with purpose, it’s Lon Kruger. As a player for the Wildcats, Kruger was a two-time Big Eight player of the year. As an assistant and head coach, Kansas State was always a league contender and almost always an NCAA Tournament team. More than a quarter century and several coaching assignments later, Kruger was served a painful reminder of K-State’s inhospitality. Oklahoma arrived Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum needing a victory to remain atop the Big 12 and another week at No. 1 in The Associated Press poll.

  • Kansas State upsets No. 1 Oklahoma 80-69

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Before Kansas State defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, coach Bruce Weber took extreme measures to ensure the Wildcats thought they could beat the nation’s top-ranked team. He showed his players highlights of previous K-State teams that upset No. 1 teams at home. Then he sat them in the Wildcats’ student section and instructed them to picture the eruption of cheers that would occur in those seats should they beat the Sooners. Finally, he ordered them onto the court for a mock court-storming. Run to midcourt, jump up and down and wait for thousands of enthusiastic supporters to join them for a party. Weber covered every detail.

  • Kansas' Bill Self plays maligned Brannen Greene, then pulls him for defensive lapse

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Kansas coach Bill Self answered one question midway through the first half Saturday, inserting junior wing Brannen Greene into the game. The substitution would hardly have been noteworthy, except it came just three days after Self ripped Greene for his sportsmanship in the final seconds of a victory over K-State after Greene dunked at the buzzer. On Saturday, though, Self sent Greene into the game in the first half — before pulling him a minute later for a defensive lapse. Greene, who failed to guard a screen correctly, did not return to the floor. After the game, Self said Greene told an assistant coach that he was “too tight” to play in the final minutes of a blowout. No.

  • San Francisco beats Santa Clara 89-86 in overtime

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devin Watson scored 24 points, including six in overtime, Uche Ofoegbu blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer, and San Francisco beat Santa Clara 89-86 on Saturday night. Jared Brownridge's jumper pulled Santa Clara within 87-86 with 10 seconds left in overtime before he fouled out, and Watson made both free throws for an 89-86 lead. Matt Hauser missed one of two free throws, then appeared to intentionally miss the second in hopes of setting up a final shot. KJ Feagin got the ball off the offensive rebound, but Ofoegbu blocked his 3-point attempt and time expired. Tim Derksen scored 21 points and Ofoegbu had 12 with 11 rebounds for the Dons (13-10, 6-6 West Coast Conference), who led by 12 at ha

  • Oklahoma Kansas St Basketball

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

  • Carroll steps up in Cowboys' loss to ISU

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    When a team goes through as many key injuries as the Cowboys have this season, the plus side is younger, less used players get an opportunity. Sophomore wing Jeffrey Carroll is a good example of this. Phil Forte’s early season injury thrust Carroll into the starting lineup, giving him extensive minutes on the floor this season. And Saturday was his best yet. Carroll scored a career-high 18 points Saturday in a 64-59 loss to No. 13 Iowa State. Carroll was 4 of 7 from 3-point land and helped lead a comeback in the second half for the Cowboys. Carroll’s 3 with 1:42 remaining tied the game at 58. “Jeff made some very nice one-on-one moves that set up for a couple 3s,” OSU coach Travis Ford said. “And then we

  • Cowboys drop another close contest in 64-59 loss to Iowa State

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    For the fifth time in less than four weeks, the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team dropped a closely-contested Big 12 Conference contest. The Cowboys (11-12, 2-8) lost their fifth conference game by five points or less during the past month when they were edged out by Iowa State (17-6, 6-4) on Saturday inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys nearly upset the No. 13 Cyclones, much like they did against Oklahoma and Baylor – both of whom are ranked and won close games in Stillwater – but came up just short, losing 64-59. “We played a good game, we just didn’t play great,” Ford said. “In order to beat a team of Iowa State’s caliber, you have to put together a really special game and we did for a bit.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Durant refers to “uncertainty” when downplaying free agency questions

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer aslater@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    In prefacing a pregame question regarding free agency, a reporter said to Kevin Durant, “I’m sure in most cities you go, people ask you about free agency…”

  • Arizona St Washington St Basketball

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Arizona State's Savon Goodman (11) walks on the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Pullman, Wash.

  • Warriors win 41st straight home game, 116-108 over Thunder

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a Super Bowl-sized stage, a celebrity-filled crowd and two championship contenders on the floor, it felt more like late May in Oracle Arena than early February. Stephen Curry was up to the task. Curry scored 26 points and keyed a strong closing stretch that sent the Golden State Warriors to their 41st straight regular-season home win, 116-108 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. "This was very playoff-like for sure," Curry said. "The atmosphere, just the intensity, the adrenaline down the stretch. That's what you expect for sure. It was good to get that feeling and execute.

  • Breunig's career night lifts Montana over Portland St. 82-80

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Martin Breunig had 26 of his career-high 32 points in the second half to power Montana's 82-80 comeback win over Portland State on Saturday night. Breunig made 13 of 14 from the field, 6 of 7 from the foul line and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies (14-8, 9-2 Big Sky) took sole possession of first place in the conference standings with Weber State (8-2) losing to North Dakota 78-71 earlier Saturday. Portland State (8-13, 4-6) tied it at 68 on De'Sean Parsons' 3-point play, but Breunig answered with two consecutive 3-point plays and Montana never trailed from there. Walter Wright clinched it, splitting a pair of free throws for a four-point lead with 7.3 seconds to play.

  • Seattle beats UMKC 65-55 behind Powell's 17

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — William Powell scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made six assists as Seattle beat the University of Missouri-Kansas City 65-55 on Saturday night to win its fifth straight. Emmanuel Chibuogwu scored 12 points for the Redhawks (12-11, 6-3 Western Athletic Conference), who made 22 of 32 free throws and outrebounded the Kangaroos 39-28. Brendan Westerndorf had a career-high five steals for Seattle. Leading 27-25 at halftime, Chibuogwu made three straight jumpers and the Redhawks led 43-37 after Powell scored six straight points. Martez Harrison pulled the Kangaroos within 46-43 with a jumper, but Seattle pulled away 56-48 after Jake Spurgeon hit back-to-back 3-pointers with 2:36 left.

  • Lemar lifts UC Davis to a 50-49 win over UC Riverside

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Josh Fox scored 16 points and Brynton Lemar hit a jumper with two seconds left to give UC Davis a 50-49 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night. Malik Thames and Taylor Johns each converted two free throws in the final 36 seconds to put Riverside up, 49-48 with eight seconds left. Jaylen Bland hit a 3-pointer to spark a 7-0 Riverside run early in the second half to give the Highlanders a 31-26 lead, but the Aggies answered with a 7-0 run of their own to trail by one, 36-35 midway through the second half. Neal Monson hit a layup with 2:46 left to give Davis a 48-40 lead, but the Aggies did not score again until Lemar hit the game-winner. Lemar added 13 points for Davis (10-12, 5-4).

  • Hawaii rolls past Cal Poly in second half for 75-60 win

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Stefan Jankovic scored 19 points, hauled in 10 rebounds and Hawaii rolled to a 75-60 win over Cal Poly on Saturday night. Roderick Bobbitt added 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Aaron Valdes had 14 points for Hawaii, which shot 52 percent from the field to hand Cal Poly its fourth straight loss. Hawaii (18-3, 7-1 Big West) opened the second half with a 3-pointer from Bobbitt to take the lead for good, 31-28, and spark a 9-0 run that also included a trey from Valdes. Jankovic's 3 late in the second half extended the advantage to 56-45 and the Rainbow Warriors protected the double-digit advantage the rest of the way. Reese Morgan led Cal Poly (8-14, 2-7) with 10 points.

  • Illinois State snaps No. 21 Wichita State’s 12-game winning streak

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NORMAL, Ill. — No. 21 Wichita State’s cruise through the Missouri Valley Conference ended against Illinois State’s zone defense. The Redbirds ended WSU’s 12-game win streak with a 58-53 win at Redbird Arena on Saturday. The Shockers (18-6, 11-1 Missouri Valley Conference) missed 13 of 14 3-pointers in the second half and by the end took long, desperate shots against the zone defense. Illinois State (14-11, 8-4) out-rebounded WSU 46-35 and grabbed 13 offensive rebounds. Shaq Morris and Ron Baker both scored 10 points for WSU, which shot 35.2 percent for the game. Paris Lee led the Redbirds with 19 points. WSU scored the first four points in the second half to take a 37-21 lead.

  • Wichita St Illinois St Basketball

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Illinois State guard Paris Lee (1) smiles during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wichita State on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Normal, Ill. Illinois State won 58-53.

  • Payton leads Oregon State past Colorado 60-56

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle pointed to his team's guts and mental toughness, despite the Beavers getting crushed on the glass against Colorado. Defense and a whopping 16 steals helped decide the game. "We turned them over a ton to balance out the difference in rebounding," Tinkle said. Gary Payton II had 17 points with a career-high seven steals and Oregon State defeated Colorado 60-56 on Saturday night. Payton was one steal short of the program record. Stephen Thompson Jr. added 14 points off the bench and clutch free throws for the second game in a row for the Beavers (14-8, 5-6 Pac-12). "We hadn't . gotten a sweep yet all season. It was big for us, big momentum going into next

  • Parsons has 26 as Mavs defeat Grizzlies 114-110 in OT

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks probably felt like they should have avoided overtime. Chandler Parsons made sure they didn't squander the opportunity for the win in the extra period. Parsons scored 26 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in overtime, to lead the Mavericks to a 114-110 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. "We enjoy playing basketball, so we don't mind overtime," Parsons said with a smile in the Dallas locker room. "But it definitely would have been nice to be on the flight already." Dirk Nowitzki's 21-foot jumper with 16.6 seconds left pushed the Dallas lead to 112-109, and the Mavericks held on to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • APTOPIX Wichita St Illinois St Basketball

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Illinois State guard Paris Lee, center, celebrates on the court with teammates and fans after Illinois State defeated Wichita State 58-53 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Normal, Ill.