Pope leads No. 2 Baylor women to rout of Cowgirls
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brooklyn Pope scored 18 points and Brittney Griner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help second-ranked Baylor beat No.13 Oklahoma State, 83-49 on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims had 13 points and Destiny Williams 11 points for the Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), who extended the longest active home-winning streak in the country to 47 games.
Liz Donohoe scored 13 points and Toni Young had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma State (11-2, 0-2), which has dropped two straight games after winning their first 11.
Baylor could move back into the No. 1 spot in the poll on Monday after No. 5 Notre Dame beat top-ranked UConn 73-72 on Saturday.
The Lady Bears opened the second half with a 20-3 run to take a 62-29 lead with just over 12 minutes left.
No. 24 Texas A&M women top No. 23 Arkansas 63-51
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 16 points to lead four Texas A&M players in double figures, and the 24th-ranked Aggies defeated No. 23 Arkansas 63-51 on Sunday.
Adrienne Pratcher had 13 points for Texas A&M (12-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference). Kelsey Bone had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Courtney Walker also scored 11 points for the Aggies, who never trailed in the game.
Sarah Watkins had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Razorbacks. Watkins also had three blocks and three steals. Keira Peak scored 11 points.
Arkansas (12-3, 0-2) has lost its first two SEC games after winning nine straight in nonconference play.
The Aggies shot 59 percent in the first half and held the Razorbacks to 24 percent in building a 30-17 lead. Texas A&M finished at 44 percent while Arkansas shot 30 percent for the game.
3-pointer sends Tulsa, Manning past SMU, Brown
DALLAS (AP) — Pat Swilling Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left to give Danny Manning and Tulsa a 48-47 victory over Larry Brown and SMU in just the second coaching matchup of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four's most outstanding player.
The shot by Swilling Jr., son of former NFL linebacker Pat Swilling, thwarted a huge second-half comeback from SMU. The Mustangs (10-6) trailed 34-17 at halftime before outscoring the Hurricane 29-8 for a 46-42 lead.
Tulsa (9-6) pulled within a point on a 3-pointer by Scottie Haralson, and Swilling Jr. hit the winning shot after SMU fouled twice with the Hurricane trying to get loose for an open look.
Manning, the eighth-leading scorer in NCAA history, was the star on Kansas' 1988 national championship team. Brown is the only coach to win NCAA and NBA titles.
The game was the Conference USA opener for both teams.
TEXAS SOUTHERN-PRAIRIE VIEW
Texas Southern holds off Prairie View A&M 65-60
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Omar Strong scored 19 points and Aaron Clayborn added 16 points and nine rebounds Sunday night to lead Texas Southern to a 65-60 victory over Prairie View A&M.
The Tigers (3-13, 2-1 SWAC) have won two in a row after ending an 11-game losing streak with win against Alcorn State on Friday. Ray Penn added 13 points for TSU. Strong hit four of the Tigers' six 3-pointers.
Texas Southern trailed 28-16 with 5 minutes remaining in the first half, but managed to pull within 36-34 at the break.
Demondre Chapman led Prairie View (5-11, 0-3) with 18 points and eight rebounds. The Panthers have lost six in a row.
Jourdan DeMuynck scored 13 points and Carl Blair scored 11 for Prairie View, playing its first home game since Dec. 7.
Denver routs Texas-San Antonio 75-50
DENVER (AP) — Marcus Byrd had 12 points as Denver defeated Texas-San Antonio 75-50 on Sunday.
The Pioneers (7-7, 3-1 WAC) have won three in a row. Denver made 14 3-pointers in the game, with nine players having at least one.
Chase Hallam had 11 points and five steals for Denver. He led the Pioneers with three 3-pointers. Royce O'Neale had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Chris Udofia also had 10 points.
Denver shot 53 percent from the field and led 68-28 with 7:40 to play.
Jeromie Hill had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead the Roadrunners (4-10, 0-4). UTSA shot 33 percent.
Rockets suspend F Royce White
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have suspended first-round pick Royce White for "refusing to provide services" required by his contract.
General manager Daryl Morey said Sunday that the team will continue to work with White in hopes of finding a resolution.
Last week, White refused his assignment to Houston's D-League affiliate. The 16th overall pick in the June draft has spent most of the season on Houston's inactive list while he and the team figure out how to handle his anxiety disorder and overall mental health.
The 6-foot-8 White missed the first week of training camp. He flew to Detroit with the team for the season opener and then traveled by bus to Atlanta and Memphis for games. But he soon stopped participating in team activities, saying his mental health took precedence over his NBA career.
Mavs request waivers on Douglas-Roberts
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on guard Chris Douglas-Roberts after he spent only two weeks on their roster.
Dallas made the move Sunday, a day after the Mavericks tied an NBA record with their 10th consecutive overtime loss.
Douglas-Roberts was the D-League's top scorer when he was signed Dec. 23. He was added from the Mavericks' D-League affiliate after injured veteran point guard Derek Fisher was waived by Dallas at his request.
In six games for the Mavericks, the 6-foot-7 Douglas-Roberts averaged 2.8 points in 10½ minutes a game. He averaged 22.5 points in 11 games in the D-League for the Texas Legends before that.
The move leaves Dallas with 14 players on its roster.
Texans must find way to score against Patriots
HOUSTON (AP) — Another trip to New England awaits the Houston Texans, and coach Gary Kubiak knows what his team has to do to have a chance against the Patriots in the second round of the playoffs.
"We had a rough trip up there last time, but we've earned our right to go back," Kubiak said. "We want to go back and play a heck of a lot better than we did."
The AFC East champion Patriots trounced the Texans 42-14 at Foxborough on Dec. 10, and Houston gets another shot after beating Cincinnati 19-13 in Saturday's wild-card game.
The Texans did enough to beat the Bengals, but they have to figure out a way to score touchdowns against a New England team that averages 34.8 points per game.