Durant's 36 points lift Thunder past Pacers 118-94
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma City turned a matchup of two of the NBA's best teams into a blowout with a 118-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
The Thunder (15-4) improved to 10-0 at home this season. They are the only Western Conference team to remain undefeated at home.
Durant was 14 of 23 from the field and Oklahoma City shot a season-best 61 percent (47 of 77). Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points, Reggie Jackson had 15 and Serge Ibaka 13 for the Thunder.
Paul George scored 32 points for the Pacers (18-3), who shot just 40 percent (34 of 85).
Indiana was playing its second game in two nights, having won at San Antonio on Saturday.
Sugar Bowl matches No. 3 Alabama, No. 11 Oklahoma
In a rare meeting between two of the nation's most storied programs, No. 3 Alabama and No. 11 Oklahoma will face off Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans.
This will mark only the fifth time Alabama (11-1) and Oklahoma (10-2) have played each other. Oklahoma leads the series 2-1-1 and beat Alabama 20-13 when they last met in 2003.
Alabama was ranked No. 1 all season and seemed headed toward a shot at a third straight national title before falling 34-28 to No. 2 Auburn, which was ranked fourth at the time. Oklahoma boosted its chances of a BCS at-large berth Saturday with a 33-24 victory over Oklahoma State, which fell from No. 6 to No. 13 after the loss.
SEC runner-up Missouri, Oklahoma St in Cotton Bowl
SEC runner-up Missouri is headed to the Cotton Bowl, where the ninth-ranked Tigers will play No. 13 Oklahoma State.
The matchup for the Jan. 3 game was announced Sunday night.
Missouri (11-2) is coming off a 59-42 loss to Auburn in the SEC championship game in only its second season in that league.
Oklahoma State (10-2) was on track for a Big 12 title and a spot in the Bowl Championship Series before a 33-24 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
SEC teams have won the last five Cotton Bowls, and nine of the last 10, over Big 12 teams. The lone exception was the 2008 game when Missouri, then in the Big 12, beat Arkansas 38-7.
Oklahoma State is in its 11th bowl in 12 years, a span than includes Cotton Bowl losses to Mississippi in 2004 and 2010.
UALR game against Tulsa postponed
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The game between the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Tulsa, originally scheduled for Saturday and rescheduled to Sunday, has again been postponed.
Tulsa says inclement weather prevented UALR from making the trip to Tulsa on Saturday. Poor road conditions again prevented UALR from traveling on Sunday.
The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.
No. 2 Duke women beat No. 17 Oklahoma 94-85
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 points and No. 2 Duke gave coach Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career win, beating No. 17 Oklahoma 94-85 on Sunday.
Alexis Jones added 20 points and six assists and Haley Peters scored 18 points for Duke, which is 10-0 for the third time in the last four seasons and the seventh time in the program's history.
The Blue Devils, who are unbeaten in three games this season against ranked foes, face No. 1 Connecticut and No. 5 Kentucky before the end of the month.
McCallie, who previously coached at Maine and Michigan State, became the 30th active NCAA Division I coach to reach the 500-win mark. The win was her 175th in seven seasons at Duke.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored a season-high 28 points and Morgan Hook added a season-high 24 points for Oklahoma (6-3).
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA-COLORADO ST
Colorado St breezes by SW Oklahoma 109-55
FORT COLIINS, Colo. (AP) - Six players scored in double figures, including J.J. Avila, who scored 27 points and Colorado State breezed past Southwestern Oklahoma State 109-55 on Sunday afternoon.
Avila went 11-of-14 from the field, while Ram teammates Joe De Ciman scored 15 and Jon Octeus added 14 points.
Colorado St. (7-3) built a 30 point lead in the first before settling for a 52-28 lead at the break. The Rams hit 58 percent of their goal attempts in the half while holding the Bulldogs to just-under 30 percent from the field.
There was no stopping Colorado in the second half and the lead was extended to 54 points at the buzzer, nearly doubling SW Oklahoma's output.
Michael Bradley was the only player in double digits (10 points) for the Division II Bulldogs, while Rod Camphor and TreVante O'Neal added nine apiece.
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