OSU basketball: Basketball connected Cowboys' Brian Williams and Cowgirls' Tiffany Bias

Williams and Bias arrived on campus the same year, 2010, and soon after connected, with a relationship that spans two years.
by John Helsley Published: December 13, 2013
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To watch Tiffany Bias command the floor as the Cowgirls point guard is to witness her in complete control.

To watch her watching the Cowboys — well, one particular Cowboy, Brian Williams — is something altogether different.

“I feel like one of those moms that's yelling uncontrollably,” said Bias, who suddenly loses all sense of calm when Williams is at work. “I'm just very excited; want him to do well every time he's on the court.”

Turns out Bias has a thing for Williams, and him for her, as a couple connected by the hardwood.

They'll be together, yet separate, Saturday afternoon when the Oklahoma State men and women color the All-College Classic orange with a doubleheader featuring two teams from the same school for the first time in the storied 78-event history of the Classic.

The Cowboys face Louisiana Tech at 1 p.m. inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, with the Cowgirls taking on South Florida at 3:30.

Williams and Bias arrived on campus the same year, 2010, and soon after connected, with a relationship that spans two years.

“Yeah, we've been kicking it for a while,” said Williams. “She's real cool. She plays basketball, too, so she understands all the stuff I've got to do being a student-athlete. And I understand, too. It works out well.”

Protective of their private lives as one of OSU's power couples, there's more to their relationship than basketball. Still, it was basketball that brought them together. And basketball facilitates a lot of fun.

“We enjoy each other's company, and it really helps to have someone else that understands the game and can help you on a mental and a physical level,” Bias said.

Mentally, they challenge each other from what they've seen in one another on the floor.

“It's funny because we always critique each other's games,” Bias said, “and it's always right after the game, like, ‘You should have done this. Why'd you do that?'

“It's fun, and I think it's good to hear someone looking from the outside in seeing what you're doing and what you need to go better.”

On the court, they go at it, too.

And Williams, always a jokester, is quick at playing the man-card.

“We play one-on-one sometimes,” he said with a laugh. “I keep the games close, but I always hit the game-winner.”

Off the court, it's more fun and games.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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