MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Grizzlies are happy to be back in Memphis. The Grizzlies evened up this first-round Western Conference series by winning 111-105 in overtime at Oklahoma City on Monday. The Thunder practiced at home Wednesday before traveling to Memphis. Oklahoma City had the NBA's second-best road record in the regular season.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - New University of Tulsa head basketball coach Frank Haith has hired four assistants to his staff. Dave Leitao, Tom Abatemarco and Dennis Felton, and strength and conditioning coach Todor Pandov have been added to the staff. Leitao and Pandov were both on Haith's staff at Missouri.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Seminole State College point guard Jabril Durham has signed a letter of intent to join the Arkansas men's basketball program for the upcoming season. Durham will have two years of eligibility with the Razorbacks. Durham tallied 957 points, 332 rebounds, 341 assists and 116 steals over 59 games.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State women's basketball team has signed two junior college players. Roddricka Patton of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas and Rylie Swanson of Northern Oklahoma College-Enid have signed with OSU. Patton helped Trinity Valley to a 36-1 record. Swanson was an honorable mention NJCAA All-American.
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