NATIONAL SPORTS NEWS
Last Update on May 24, 2013 07:08 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Joining the league's MVP and Bryant on the first team Thursday were Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul.
Bryant tied Utah Hall of Famer Karl Malone with his 11th first-team nod.
NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.
The third team was Houston's James Harden, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Lakers center Dwight Howard and forwards Paul George of Indiana and David Lee of Golden State.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Derek Odell and Brett Johnson each had two-run singles in a six-run ninth-inning rally as TCU stunned second-seeded Oklahoma State 8-4 on Thursday night in the Big 12 tournament.
Vince Wheeland (8-2) retired the first eight batters he faced before letting the Horned Frogs (29-26) load the bases with one out in the ninth.
Odell blooped Oklahoma State closer Brendan McCurry's first pitch into center to tie it. After a wild pitch, McCurry intentionally walked Kevin Cron and hit Kevin Jones in the left leg to force in the go-ahead run. Johnson followed with his two-run single, and another run scored on Cody Jones' infield single.
Trevor Seidenberger (3-4) allowed just one hit and struck out nine in 5 1-3 innings of relief for TCU.
The Cowboys (39-15) did all their scoring in the second inning on Donnie Walton's two-run single and Tanner Krietemeier's two-run double.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Jonathan Gray pitched a three-hit shutout and fourth-seeded Oklahoma opened the Big 12 tournament with a 2-0 win against Baylor on Thursday.
Jack Mayfield had an RBI double in the first and Hector Lorenzana tacked on a run-scoring single in the third for the Sooners (37-19).
Nathan Orf led off the fourth with a double for Baylor's only extra-base hit of the game against Gray (9-3). Jake Miller and Steve DalPorto had singles for the fifth-seeded Bears (27-26).
Gray struck out three, walked the first batter he faced and also hit one batter.
Dillon Newman (3-4) went the distance for the Bears, giving up six hits and one walk.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Tucker Tharp and Michael Suiter each had two hits and two RBIs, leading Kansas to a 7-2 victory over third-seeded West Virginia at the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
The sixth-seeded Jayhawks (32-24) broke open a close game with five runs over the final three innings. Kevin Kuntz drove in a run on Kansas' second squeeze of the game in the seventh, and Suiter's RBI single made it 4-1. Tharp's two-run double in the eighth stretched the lead to 6-2.
Michael Constantini had an RBI double in the second and Jacob Rice singled in a run in the eighth for West Virginia (31-26) in its Big 12 tournament debut.
Dan Dierdorff (4-8) gave up four runs on nine hits in seven innings for the Mountaineers.
Thomas Taylor (6-2) went 7 1-3 innings for the Jayhawks, giving up two runs on four hits.
BIG12-TEXAS TECH-KANSAS ST
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Jared King and Jon Davis had run-scoring sacrifice flies and Lance Miles scored on a wild pitch during Kansas State's three-run fourth inning, and the regular-season champion Wildcats beat Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday at the Big 12 tournament.
King walked and scored on Davis' groundout in the second inning, then the Wildcats (40-16) came right back after Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run home run to put Texas Tech (25-29) ahead in the top of the fourth.
Tanner Witt and pinch-hitter Kyle Speer each doubled during Kansas State's response before Trey Masek's wild pitch allowed Miles to score and make it 4-2.
Jarrard Poteete's two-out RBI double in the sixth got Tech to 4-3, but the next 10 Red Raiders were retired in order.
Jake Matthys struck out four in two perfect innings to close it out and earn his seventh save. Blake McFadden (6-2) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win.