OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Houston Rockets 106-98 last night. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook scored 24 points and got the best of nemesis Patrick Beverley. Former Thunder guard James Harden scored 28 points, Chandler Parsons scored 19 and Dwight Howard had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State is set to take on Texas Tech today in the first round of the Big 12 Conference basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo. OSU is 20-11 overall and went 8-10 in the Big 12 after Saturday's 85-81 overtime loss at Iowa State. Texas Tech is 14-17 on the season and was 6-12 in conference play after beating Texas 59-53 on Saturday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The University of Tulsa will open the 2014 football season in a new conference with a conference home game against Tulane. The Golden Hurricane and the Green Wave will meet August 30th in an American Athletic Conference game at Chapman Stadium in the first AAC game for both teams. That game will be followed a week later when TU hosts Oklahoma.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues yesterday. The Dallas victory came one night after teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Roman Polak ended lengthy goal droughts for the Blues. St. Louis lost for the first time in five games with new goalie Ryan Miller.
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