Meeks powers Lakers past Durant, Thunder 114-110
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant.
Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games. Meeks was 11 of 18 from the field and 14 for 14 at the line while becoming the third player to reach the 30-point mark this season for Los Angeles.
Meeks is averaging 19.2 points in 11 games since returning from a sprained right ankle. Before the injury, he was averaging 14.4.
Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double this season. Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 15 boards for Oklahoma City.
No. 9 Baylor defeats No. 18 OSU in Big 12 semis
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Nina Davis scored 18 points and Odyssey Sims added 17 to help No. 9 Baylor defeat No. 18 Oklahoma State 65-61 in the Big 12 women's semifinals Sunday
Davis made 8 of 13 shots and had 12 rebounds. Sims, the Big 12 Player of the Year, shot 6 of 22 but made a critical shot with about 1:30 to play that put the Lady Bears ahead by six. The Lady Bears advanced to Monday's final and can win their fourth consecutive conference title.
Brittney Martin had 11 points and 15 rebounds for Oklahoma State, but she made 4 of 16 shots. Tiffany Bias, OSU's leading scorer, finished with nine points on 3-for-11 shooting and played with foul trouble for most of the game.
Baylor outrebounded Oklahoma State 47-39 and held the Cowgirls to 36 percent shooting.
No. 7 W. Virginia women beat Texas in Big 12 semi
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bria Holmes scored 23 points to help No. 7 West Virginia beat Texas 67-60 on Sunday in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Christal Caldwell added 15 points for the Mountaineers. West Virginia outscored Texas 28-14 from the free-throw line to win its 12th straight.
West Virginia advanced to play No. 9 Baylor in the championship game Monday night. The Mountaineers will try to win the tournament in their second year in the Big 12. Top-seeded Baylor and second-seeded West Virginia shared the regular-season title. Baylor beat No. 18 Oklahoma State 65-61 earlier Sunday.
Chassidy Fussell scored 15 points, and Nekia Jones added 14 for the Longhorns.
It was the rubber match in a tight series. West Virginia won the first regular-season meeting 56-49 in overtime at home, and Texas won the rematch 66-63 in Austin.
BIG 12 WRESTLING
OSU claims Big 12 wrestling title, OU second
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State has won its 12th Big 12 wrestling championship and its 48th conference wrestling title.
The Cowboys finished Saturday's championship hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman with six individual conference champions to outscore second-place Oklahoma 98.5 to 63.5 for the championship. Iowa State finished third and West Virginia was fourth.
OSU's Jon Morrison; Anthony Collica; Alex Dieringer; Taylor Caldwell; Chris Perry; and Austin Marsden won individual titles.
OU's Jarrod Patterson and Kendric Maple also won individual titles as did Iowa State's Lelund Weatherspoon and Kyven Gadson.
BIG 12 AWARDS-OKLAHOMA
OSU's Smart named to All-Big 12 Coaches team
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart has been named first-team All-Big 12 in voting by the conference coaches.
Smart is joined on the first team announced Sunday by conference Player of the Year Melvin Ejim of Iowa State; ISU's DeAndre Kane; Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Juwan Staten of West Virginia. Smart was also named to the conference's All-Defensive team.
The Cowboys' Phil Forte and Oklahoma's Tyler Neal share the Sixth Man Award.
OSU's Markel Brown and OU's Buddy Hield were named to the second team and OU's Cameron Clark was named to the third team in the voting in which coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players.
Texas' Rick Barnes was selected Coach of the Year.
GAC names All-Conference team, Camphor honored
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Great American Conference has selected its All-Conference team and announced that Southwestern Oklahoma State's Rod Camphor is the conference Player of the Year.
The All-GAC first team includes Camphor; Arkansas Tech's Bobby Hatchett; Harding's Hayden Johnson; Southeastern Oklahoma State's Urald King; and Arkansas-Monticello's Brandon Wilson.
SWOSU's Michael Bradley is the GAC defensive Player of the Year; Southern Nazarene's C.J. Smith is Newcomer of the Year; and Harding's Will Francis is Freshman of the Year.
Arkansas Tech's Doug Karleskint was named Coach of the Year.
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