The Oklahoma State women's basketball team is off to the best start in school history at 11-0. The team is about to find out how good it really is this week as it faces its first real tests of the season as it opens Big-12 play. The Cowgirls are No. 13 in the latest AP poll, which is the second highest ranking the team has had in school history.
Wednesday the team hosts a good Texas Tech (10-2) team. Next Sunday the Cowgirls travel to Baylor to take on the No. 3 and defending national champion Baylor Bears.
This week the team won the Surf N' Slam Classic in San Diego, beating San Diego State 80-72 and Harvard 90-54.
Also this week Toni Young was named Big-12 player of the week at least in part for her play in San Diego. Young was named tournament MVP and point guard Tiffany Bias was named to the all tournament team.
Young had double-doubles in both games, and now has 26 for her career. She had 16 points and 12 rebounds against Harvard, and 30 points with 15 boards against San Diego State.
Against San Diego State Liz Donahoe added 25 points. Also in that game Tiffany Bias has 12 points and 13 assists.
The Cowgirls have a lot of weapons on offense. In 10 of 11 games this season the team has had four players in double figures. Oklahoma State has won 17 straight games dating back to last season when it won the WNIT.
Oklahoma State leads the nation in scoring with an 88.4 points per game, and are in the top 10 in eight statistical categories.
Texas Tech leads the all time series with Oklahoma State 30-19, and has won three of the last four. Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech in Stilwater last year 53-49.