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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oh sure, Marcus Smart definitely noticed Kevin Durant sitting courtside in Gallagher-Iba Arena. And he put together quite a performance for one of the NBAs most gifted scorers. Smart scored a career-high 39 points and No. 7 Oklahoma State raced past No. 11 Memphis for a 101-80 win on Tuesday night in a one-sided matchup of top teams. Durant was one of many basketball fans across the country interested to see Smarts return to the national stage after he bypassed the NBA draft following the Cowboys early exit from last seasons NCAA tournament. Smart responded by scoring 26 points in the first half. He finished 11 of 21 from the floor and hit five 3-pointers while easily passing his previous career high of 28 points set last season against Oklahoma. "We saw Kevin Durant, and we just wanted to go out there and put on a show," Smart said. Nick King had 23 points for Memphis, and Shaq Goodwin finished with 13. The Tigers (1-1) shot 41.2 per cent (28 of 68), including a combined 2-of-20 performance from guards Michael Dixon Jr. and Geron Johnson. The Tigers had played just once before the trip to Stillwater, a 95-69 home win over Austin Peay. And they appeared to be ill prepared for their first hostile road environment. More specifically, they werent prepared for Smart -- who added five steals, four rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks in an outstanding all-around performance. "Oklahoma State was just the better team tonight," Dixon Jr. said. "Our apologies for not playing Memphis basketball; we just couldnt make shots." Markel Brown added 20 points and Brian Williams had 15 for Oklahoma State (4-0), which is averaging 102 points per game. Surprisingly, Smart didnt even enter the game as the leading scorer for the Cowboys. In fact, the sophomore was third on Oklahoma State -- behind sixth-man Phil Forte and Brown -- with an average of 13.7 points through the teams opening three blowout victories. Smart, however, played up to the competition in the Cowboys return to the national spotlight after last seasons crushing loss against Oregon in the NCAA tournament. "We just wanted to show everybody that we werent backing down, and thats what we did tonight," Smart said. In front of Durant, a host of NBA scouts and Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks, Smart scored 12 of the Cowboys first 14 points. His last basket during the opening stretch was a dunk on the break that put Oklahoma State ahead 14-7. The Tigers did their best to stay close, rallying to tie it at 16 after back-to-back baskets by King, but they had no answer for Smart in the first half. "Oklahoma State, they just kicked our butt," Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. "When (Smart) scores like that, he could be the best player in college basketball." With the Cowboys up 17-16, the 6-foot-4 guard went on a one-man scoring binge that worked the crowd into a frenzy. Smart scored the next 12 points for Oklahoma State -- including three 3-pointers and a trio of free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt -- to put the Cowboys up 29-20. In all, he scored 24 of Oklahoma States first 29 points. "Thats just Marcus," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. "Hes going to be ready when he needs to be ready. ... I knew he was going to be ready to play, I knew that from the beginning. "I didnt know he was going to go out there and get 39. Thats not always what we need from him, but well take it." The Cowboys led 50-32 at halftime and stretched their lead to as many as 34 points in the second half -- comfortably answering their first challenge of the season and reminding the country why Smart was a consensus preseason All-American. Smarts fifth 3-pointer lifted Oklahoma State to a 64-43 advantage, giving him a career-best 31 points. 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Crawford wobbled Gamboa with a left and knocked him down with another left earlier in the ninth, then connected with a right to the chin at the 2:53 mark, prompting referee Gino Rodriguez to call the fight. As Rodriguez waved his arms, Crawford ran to a neutral corner and jumped on the shoulders of co-manager Brian McIntyre. "I hurt him plenty of times," Crawford said, "so when I hurt him the last time, I was looking to finish." The 26-year-old Crawford (24-0, 17 knockouts) was fighting in his hometown for the first time as a professional, and more than 10,000 showed up at the CenturyLink Center, many of them chanting "Craw-ford! Craw-ford!" throughout. "I imagined everybody screaming, supporting me," Crawford said. "It was everything I thought it was going to be." It was his first title defence since his 12-round unanimous decision over Ricky Burns in Glasgow, Scotland, in March. He said he plans to move up to junior welterweight after this fight. The 32-year-old Cuban-born Gamboa (23-1, 16 knockouts), a 2004 Olympic champion, was fighting for the first time in a year. Crawford took control in the middle rounds. In the fifth, Crawford knocked down Gamboa with a left to the side of his head. Crawford staggered him just before the bell with a flurry of shots, bringging the crowd to its feet.dddddddddddd The 5-foot-5 Gamboa, with a 5-inch reach disadvantage, had trouble working inside against Crawford. When Crawford moved in, Gamboa used his superior speed to duck under him. Crawford landed a right to Gamboas cheek in the second round. As the fighters went into a clinch, Gamboa put a couple quick rights to the back of Crawfords head, drawing a warning from the referee. Gamboa landed a couple stinging shots in the third, but that he never was able to hurt Crawford. "He caught me with a good shot in the ninth, at the beginning," Crawford said. "It got my attention and buzzed me a little." Omaha hadnt been site for a world championship fight since 1972, when Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Ron Stander, who was in the crowd Saturday night. In the co-main event, WBO No. 1-ranked middleweight Matt Korobov remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Jose Uzcatequi for that organizations intercontinental title. Korobov (24-0) landed a hard left to the previously unbeaten Uzcatequis nose in the first round, knocked him down twice in the fifth and put him on his knees with a body blow in the ninth. The 23-year-old Uzcatequi (22-1), who had stopped his previous five opponents, was in his first professional fight outside Mexico. In another fight, unbeaten Canadian Mikael Zewski stopped Prince Doku Jr. of Ghana in the third round of a scheduled 10-round bout for the NABF welterweight title. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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