OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook may be the most valuable reserve on any All-Star team. The OKC guard scored 45 points to help the Thunder beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 109-98 after being named an All-Star reserve earlier last night. He is averaging more than 30 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)— Nigel Williams-Goss scored 25 points as undefeated and third-ranked Gonzaga (gahn-ZAG’-uh) routed San Diego 79-43, clearing one obstacle to a possible No. 1 ranking next week. Johnathan Williams added 13 points and 12 rebounds for 21-0 Gonzaga, which has the nation’s longest winning streak at 21 games.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)— Justin Jackson scored 26 points and No. 9 North Carolina hit a season-high 14 3-pointers to wallop Virginia Tech 91-72. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the 18-2 Tar Heels.
SAN DIEGO (AP)— Tiger Woods starts second round play at the Farmers Insurance Open 11 shots behind leader Justin Rose. In his first PGA Tour competition in 17 months, Woods finished with a 4-over 76 at Torrey Pines yesterday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has returned to Ohio because of a family emergency, keeping him out of both last night’s game with Nashville and the NHL All-Star Game this weekend. Tortorella said he hopes to be back with the Blue Jackets next week.