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Memphis forward D.J. Jeffries (0) dunks in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Joey Johnson)

Horne helps lead Tulsa to big upset of No. 20 Memphis

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Things started out poorly for Memphis and just snowballed from there. Jeriah Horne scored 21 points to help lead Tulsa to a surprisingly dominant 80-40 win over No. 20 Memphis on Wednesday night. The 40-point margin of victory is the largest-ever for Tulsa against a ranked opponent....

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) goes up for a shot between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, left, and center Nikola Vucevic (9), right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Schroder, Paul lead Thunder past Magic 120-114

Jan. 22, 2020 10:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder's three-guard offense was too much for the Orlando Magic. Dennis Schroder scored 31 points and the Thunder shot 60.5% against one of the NBA's better defenses Wednesday night in a 120-114 victory over the Magic. "We've got three point guards who can make...

Gray nets 22, Oklahoma St. women top No. 25 W. Virginia

Jan. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Vivian Gray scored 22 points and assisted Clitan de Sousa on the winning basket with 20 seconds left as Oklahoma State handed No. 25 West Virginia its third-straight loss on Wednesday night, 57-55. Kysre Gondrezick missed a tying shot in the final seconds for the Mountaineers....

Oklahoma governor asks judge to rule casino gambling illegal

Jan. 22, 2020 8:27 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt asked a federal judge late Wednesday to order tribal casinos across the state to stop offering most electronic and table games. In the court filing, attorneys for Stitt also asked the judge to declare the tribes' operation of Class III electronic games illegal...

Oklahoma troopers shoot, kill man after vehicle pursuit

Jan. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on Wednesday shot and killed a suspected car thief who crashed the truck he was driving during a pursuit, authorities said. The troopers were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle shortly before noon when they spotted a man driving it northbound...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Maldonado-Passage, a former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor has been sentenced in a murder-for-hire plot. A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 56-year-old Maldonado-Passage, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, for his role in the failed plot and for violating federal wildlife laws. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jan. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 56-year-old Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — who...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, Steven Harpe, chair of the Oklahoma Board of Corrections, speaks during a board meeting in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt named Harpe Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The state agency functions as Oklahoma's human resources department, handling duties like state finance, employee benefits, property and information technology. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Stitt taps former business exec to head Oklahoma office

Jan. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt named an executive from his former company on Wednesday to head up the state's budget and technology office. Stitt announced the appointment of Steven Harpe as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The state agency functions as...

Supreme Court: Alcohol distribution law unconstitutional

Jan. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a law requiring the top 25 brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers is unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling means alcohol manufacturers can designate a single wholesaler in the state to distribute...

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton celebrates after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 89-82. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Young's 27 points sends Iowa St. past Oklahoma St. 89-82

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior Solomon Young speaks softly, but his voice carries weight. The 6-foot-8 forward added a much-needed crescendo to his game Tuesday night against Oklahoma State, scoring a career-high 27 points in an 89-82 win. Young — who also had nine rebounds and two blocked...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown against LSU during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, in Atlanta. Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up who once starred for Alabama, is hoping to improve his NFL draft stock at the Senior Bowl. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jalen Hurts eyes NFL, with 'boulder' not chip on shoulder

Jan. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts was presented a helmet at the Senior Bowl providing a snapshot of his college career, an OU on the right side and his old Alabama No. 2 on the left. Now, the quarterback who led two elite programs to the College Football Playoffs is trying to prove himself again, as an NFL...