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What a night for the Thunder and Russell Westbrook. Most important the Thunder were actually able to win a game, something they've done just threes times now in their last 10 contests. And Westbrook joined Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to record a triple-double with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists. Russ dedicated his performance to his friend, murdered rap artist Nipsey Hustle. Hear what Russ had to say about all that plus what post game question from The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel did Russ refuse to answer this time? We have that for you also in Morning Sports. Plus the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame denied OSU coaching legend Eddie Sutton yet again.

Here's just one of the 21 assists Westbrook had last night. By the way that number is one short of his career high.

In his post game interview with TNT's Jason Terry, Russ talked about his friendship with murdered rap artist Nipsey Hustle.

Russ was at more of a loss for words when local reporters asked him about Nipsey Hustle in the Thunder lockerrom

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel tried to get an answer from Westbrook about the possibility of another historic triple-double but even that softball was batted back in Tram's face.

I really don't know what the deal is with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame but those people ought to be ashamed. For the 6th time, OSU coaching legend Eddie Sutton has been denied induction...Sutton is the only coach with at least 800 wins who is not enshrined...Eddie's family had been led to believe this might finally be the year but it wasn't. The Hall's voting process is shrouded in secrecy...and so are the voters. And that needs to change.

Coming up this weekend in Stillwater OSU will honor the school's 1959 baseball national championship team and also in town will be the greatest home run hitter in college baseball history, Pete Incaviglia. Named the College Baseball Player of the 20th Century by Baseball America, Incaviglia posted eye-popping numbers during the mid-80s in Stillwater. His 100 career home runs are an NCAA record, and he recorded a career .398 batting average, 324 RBIs and a .915 slugging percentage.

And for those of you too young to remember what those days were like, OSU posted a couple of Inky highlights.

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