OSU women's notebook: Cowgirls establish record start

With Thursday night's 67-61 win over Texas, the Oklahoma State women set a program record with 12 straight wins to open a season.
by John Helsley Published: January 2, 2014

With Thursday night's 67-61 win over Texas, the OSU women set a program record with 12 straight wins to open a season.

“It's definitely something to be proud of,” said Cowgirls coach Jim Littell. “These kids have worked hard, and they deserve something like this. They have beaten some good teams along the way. They beat Michigan State and Georgia Tech, so it isn't like they have played a soft schedule.

“Then, on top of that, they beat a very physical Texas team tonight, who when they went to Tennessee, was down by four with about five minutes to go. Texas has played competitively with some of the beat teams in the country. It's a great accomplishment.”

In a similar spot last year, the Cowgirls started 11-0, only to blow a big lead and fall to Texas Tech in their Big 12 opener.

“Our team is doing a lot better,” said senior point guard Tiffany Bias. “We have good team chemistry. We can work together. We have all the pieces.

“We're going to be very hard to stop.”


The Cowgirls are in for a quick turnaround, with West Virginia due in Gallagher-Iba Arena for a 6 p.m. tip on Saturday.

And it will be a clash of streaking teams.

The Mountaineers won their Big 12 opener at Kansas on Thursday night, 65-55, for their 12th straight win after opening the season with a loss.

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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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