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Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 5:06 AM

OKLAHOMA ST-SMART

Marcus Smart banned 3 games for shoving fan

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart has been suspended three games by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys' loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford announced the suspension as he spoke in support of the All-America guard Sunday.

Smart apologized for his actions prior to Ford speaking at the news conference on the Oklahoma State campus.

Ford says Smart accepts his punishment and feels terrible. Smart will miss games against Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor.

Late in Saturday night's game at Lubbock, Texas, Smart shoved Tech fan Jeff Orr with two hands after it appeared the Red Raiders fan said something to the top NBA prospect. Teammates quickly pulled Smart away as he pointed back in Orr's direction.

MAVERICKS-CELTICS

Nowitzki has 20 to lift Mavs over Celtics 102-91

BOSTON (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Shawn Marion finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, extending the Mavericks' winning streak to a season-high five straight.

Jose Calderon added 18 points and Monta Ellis scored 11 for Dallas, which won for the sixth time in seven games and pulled 10 games above .500 for the first time this season at 31-21.

Vince Carter scored 14, Devin Harris had 12 points and Samuel Dalembert pulled grabbed 11 rebounds for Dallas.

The Mavericks led by six at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring the Celtics 28-18.

Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for Boston, which had won three straight games.

Jeff Green scored 18 and Jared Sullinger had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics.

T25-OKLAHOMA ST-BAYLOR

No. 7 Baylor women beat No. 12 Oklahoma St 81-64

WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 33 points with three 3-pointers and No. 7 Baylor clinched its 14th consecutive 20-win season with an 81-64 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State on Sunday.

The Lady Bears (20-3, 10-1 Big 12) have won 33 consecutive conference home games. They have won six in a row overall.

Makenzie Robertson, Baylor's other senior starter, and freshman Nina Davis both finished with 13 points. Niya Johnson had 12 assists and Davis nine rebounds.

Robertson had eight points and Sims seven in a 17-4 run over a 5-minute spurt in the first half that put the Lady Bears ahead to stay.

Liz Donohoe had 22 points for Oklahoma State (19-4, 8-4). Tiffany Bias and Kendra Suttles each had 11 points while Brittney Martin had 14 rebounds.

T25-LSU-TEXAS A&M

No. 19 Texas A&M edges No. 16 LSU 72-67

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Walker scored 22 points, going 10 of 20 from the field and making a critical layup in the game's final minute as No. 19 Texas A&M edged No. 16 LSU 72-67 on Sunday.

With Texas A&M (18-6, 8-2 SEC) leading by a point, Walker made a layup with 54 seconds left to extend the Aggies' lead to 70-67. Jeanne Kenney then missed a jumper for LSU (18-6, 7-4) and Texas A&M made two free throws down the stretch to help seal the win.

Texas A&M held the Lady Tigers scoreless for the final 5½ minutes of the first half, using its defense to go on a 12-0 run that spanned into the beginning of the second and take a 29-24 lead. LSU remained close throughout but never regained the lead.

Courtney Williams added 16 points for the Aggies while Danielle Ballard led LSU with 22.

TEMPLE-HOUSTON

Thomas, Houston roll past Temple 88-74

HOUSTON (AP) — TaShawn Thomas had 25 points and nine rebounds as Houston snapped its five-game losing streak with an 88-74 win over Temple Sunday.

Thomas finished 10-of-12 shooting and had six blocks as the Cougars (12-12, 4-7 American) shot 54 percent for the game, including 11 of 24 from behind the arc.

Jherrod Stiggers added 20 points, Danuel House chipped in 16 and Brandon Morris had 15.

Dalton Pepper led Temple (6-16, 1-9) with 17 points, Quenton DeCosey and Anthony Lee added 14 apiece, Will Cummings had 12 points and Devontae Watson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Temple, which lost its third straight and 11th in 12 games, shot 50 percent in the second half in cutting Houston's lead from 21 down to five with 8:27 remaining, but the Cougars responded with a 12-4 spurt to open the lead back to 15 at 82-67 on a Thomas layup with 2:41 left.

PEBBLE BEACH

Walker hangs on to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The finish wasn't what Jimmy Walker wanted. The result is what he's come to expect.

Walker led by as many as six shots Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He had to make a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 and a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner.

It was more exciting than Walker would have preferred. The victory was his third this season on the PGA Tour, a streak that began in October about an hour away at the Frys.com Open. Walker became only the fourth player in the last 20 years to win three times in his first eight starts to a season. The others are Tiger Woods (eight times), Phil Mickelson and David Duval.

SOCHI SCENE-SHATNER TWEETS

SOCHI SCENE: Shatner's fandom

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sochi: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the bobsled USA-1.

If the American bobsled team finds itself in a jam at the Sochi Games, it appears they can call on Capt. James Tiberius Kirk to get them out of it.

William Shatner is an avid Olympic fan, and he's been tweeting out congratulatory messages to the medal winners this weekend. But he seems to have particular interest in the USA bobsled team, especially after seeing a picture circulate of McKinney, Texas, native Johnny Quinn breaking through a bathroom door after he was locked in.

"Please send my best wishes to your teammates," Shatner tweets to American bobsledder Nick Cunningham, a native of Monterey, Calif. "And no more broken doors! Make sure you save a piece of the door to show your kids."

"Eating beef jerky, listening to @Jason_Aldean, tweeting with @WilliamShatner.... not a bad morning at the @Olympics," Cunningham tweets.

-- Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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