Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Know Thy Opponent: Oklahoma State Cowgirls

Muffet's Fighting Irish play #5 seed Oklahoma State this Saturday in the "Sweet-Sixteen" at Notre Dame's Purcell Pavilion.  Here's some "fun facts" about the Cowgirls:
  • Oklahoma State has won their two games in the NCAA Tournament -- but they came into the tournament having lost seven of their last thirteen games.
  • Oklahoma State and Notre Dame have one common opponent in Michigan State.  The Cowgirls beat MSU 63 - 57 -- Notre Dame beat the Spartans 81 - 62.
  • Oklahoma State finished third in the Big 12 behind Baylor and West Virginia.
  • Oklahoma State is led by guard/forward Brittney Martin (pictured above) who scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in their win over Purdue and point guard Tiffany Bias who will garner some All-American mentions (Bias sprained her ankle in the game against Purdue)
  • Oklahoma State starts:  LaShawn Jones (6'-3"),  Kendra Scuttles (6'-1"),  Liz Donohoe (6'-0"), Brittney Martin (6'-0") and Tiffany Bias (5'-6")