Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter to jump-start the New York Knicks' 92-80 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who lost their fourth consecutive home game.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 30 points while matching the Baylor record for career 3-pointers and the No. 9 Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 68 games with a 75-55 win over Kansas yesterday. All of those home wins span the career of Sims, the All-American senior point guard. The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) have also won 42 consecutive conference games, and the conference streak is 51 in a row when including their three consecutive league tournament championships.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas football coach Charlie Strong says he's excited to lead one of the premier programs in the country, calling the Longhorns job a dream. Strong called Texas a special program because of its history, tradition and pride. Strong spent the previous four years at Louisville, where his Cardinals teams went 23-3 the last two seasons. He replaces Mack Brown, who coached Texas for 16 years and won the 2005 national championship. The Longhorns have lost at least four games each of the last four seasons.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio center Tiago Splitter will miss three to five weeks after spraining his right shoulder against the Clippers. The Spurs say Splitter had an MRI yesterday. Splitter was hurt Saturday night. The 6-foot-11 Splitter is averaging 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21.2 minutes this season. The Spurs visit Memphis on tomorrow night.