Cowgirls Set to Open Conference Play

Jennifer Crow is<br>currently averaging a<br>team-leading 16.6 ppg.

Jennifer Crow is
currently averaging a
team-leading 16.6 ppg.

January 2, 1999

Oklahoma State (8-2) returns to action this Saturday as the Cowgirls travel to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State Wildcats. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. OSU is coming off two impressive wins over Stephen F. Austin and Denver in the Bertha Teague Memorial Classic. KSU is 7-3 this season and coming off an impressive 66-64 win at No. 24 Santa Clara Wednesday night.

Megan Gregg led the Cowgirls to two wins over Stephen F. Austin and Denver this week at the Bertha Teague Memorial Classic in Norman, Okla. Gregg, a senior from Beaver, Okla., was named to the all-tournament team. In the 82-68 win over SFA, Devon Magness led all scorers with 22 points and joined Jennifer Crow as they both recorded the second double-double of their respective careers. Magness added 11 rebounds to her stats, while Crow scored 19 points and pulled down 11 boards as well. Against Denver, Gregg scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. She also picked up seven rebounds in the 76-48 win. For the tournament, Megan was 11-of-15 from the floor and had 28 points in just 39 minutes of play.

OSU Probable Starters

                                   1998-99 Stats   
Pos  ##  Name, Class          Ht.   GP-GS   PPG   RPG
F    22  Nikki Harmon, Sr.    5-11  10-10   9.5  *5.2
F    43  Megan Gregg, Sr.     6-1   10-10  11.7   4.5
C    45  Devon Magness, So.   6-7   10-10   8.6   5.6
G    10  Kourtney Bower, Sr.  5-7   10-10   4.2  *4.2
G    34  Jennifer Crow, Jr.   5-9   10-10  16.6   6.1
Off the Bench
                                  1998-99 Stats
Pos  ##  Name, Class          Ht.   Min./G  PPG   RPG
F    11  Kara Faulk, Fr.      6-0    17.8   6.5   4.4
C    25  Reba Johnson, So.    6-0     9.8   2.8   2.0
G    21  Mandy Stuber, Fr.    6-2    10.2   4.9   2.2
F    52  Coleman Smith, Fr.   6-1     7.5   2.9   1.9

* denotes assists per game

The Cowgirls return home for their first conference game of the season in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 6, as OSU hosts the Texas A&M Lady Aggies in a 7 p.m. tipoff. On Saturday, Jan. 9, Oklahoma State will host the Baylor Bears in a regionally televised game on Fox Sports Southwest. Tipoff fo r that game is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Senior guard Kourtney Bower currently has 42 assists and just 12 turnovers, leading the Big 12 Conference with a 3.50 assists-to-turnover ratio ... Oklahoma State leads the league in free-throw percentage, making 76.6 percent of its shots from the line ... Both Nikki Harmon and Jennifer Crow rank one-two in free-throw percentage in the Big 12 ... Harmon's 5.2 assists per game is the fifth-best in the league ... Megan Gregg is just two FGs shy of qualifying for the Big 12 and NCAA shooting-percentage lists. Her 63.2 percent from the floor would rank third in the league ... Several of OSU's current players will move up the Cowgirl career charts this season. Jennifer Crow, in her third year in an OSU uniform, is currently third on the three-pointers made list with 104. She needs just eight more to own the OSU career record. She is also seventh on the free-throws made list with 291. Bower ranks 12th on the career three-pointers made list with 43, and sophomore Devon Magness is already 11th on the career blocked-shots list with 37 ... The Cowgirls will play nine teams this season that are currently receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll.

Junior Jennifer Crow is currently 153 points shy of the 1,000 mark in her career. She already has 166 this season in 10 games, and on her current pace, would break the barrier sometime in early February. She leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game, and also leads the team in three-pointers made with 14. She is second on the team and in the Big 12 Conference in free throw percentage, and her 62 FTs made lead the league. Jennifer has scored in double figures in 44 of her 67 career games, and has scored at least 20 points in eight games. Jennifer recorded the second double-double of her career this week with 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. Stephen F. Austin. This season, Jennifer was named the MVP of the Jackson Diamond Jewelers' Cowgirl Classic, and was named to the all-tournament team of the Beach Classic.

Cowgirl senior Nikki Harmon was expected to be a scoring threat this season, but she has improved her game in all aspects for her senior year. Harmon is averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She is also averaging 5.2 assists per game from her small forward position, including a career-high 10 vs. Vanderbilt. Nikki leads the team and the Big 12 Conference in free-throw shooting, connecting on 33-of-35 shots from the line this year. She has made 21 consecutive free throws. Nikki was named to the all-tournament team of the Jackson Diamond Jewelers' Cowgirl Classic, hosted by Oklahoma State.

Cowgirl senior Megan Gregg continues to shoot the ball well this season, as proven by her 63.2 percent average from the floor. She has connected on 48-of-76 of her shots from the field, which currently ranks as the third-best in the Big 12 Conference. Megan set a school record for juniors last season with her 58.6 shooting percentage. It was also the second-highest percentage in OSU history. Her current 60.2 career FG percentage is the best-ever at Oklahoma State. Megan was named to the all-tournament team of the Bertha Teague Memorial Classic.

True freshman Kara Faulk continues to impress the coaching staff, as can be seen by her 18 minutes averaged per game as a true freshman. She is fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 6.5 points per game, and is fourth on the squad with 4.4 rebounds per game. Kara recorded her first-ever double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Northwestern State in the Jackson Diamond Jewelers' Cowgirl Classic.

Redshirt freshman Mandy Stuber has shown what she's capable of doing, despite her limited playing time. In just 10.2 minutes per game, she is averaging 4.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. She has five assists, five blocks and eight steals in eight games played. The 6-2 guard has the ability to play any of the five positions, and is able to post up or shoot the three pointer.

Sophomore Devon Magness it appears has avoided the sophomore slump. Despite a nagging back injury, the 6-7 center is averaging 8.6 points, 5-6 rebounds andis shooting 53.2 percent from the floor. Devon recorded the second double-double of her career this week with 22 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs, vs. Stephen F. Austin.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS Here's a look at how OSU and Kansas State compare statistically:

                      OSU    KSU
Overall Record        8-2    7-3
Scoring Offense      71.7   71.8
Scoring Defense      59.9   64.2
Scoring Margin      +11.8   +7.6
Field-Goal Pct.      43.1   45.0
FG Pct. Defense      35.9   42.6
Free-Throw Pct.      76.6   64.2
Rebound Margin       +4.4   +4.6
Three-Point FG Pct.  28.0   34.8
Three-Pointers/Game   3.7    4.6
Turnover Margin      +1.1   +0.9
Dick Halterman is in his 16th season as head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, and brings with him a 282-174 (.618) record, the most wins by a women's basketball coach in OSU history. Halterman came to Oklahoma State following a successful five-year career at Moberly Junior College, where he led his team to a 144-23 record in five seasons and the 1982 National Junior College Championship. Prior to that, Halterman was the head coach at Wheeling High School for four years, and led the team to a 105-11 record and the 1975 Missouri State High School Basketball Championship. Halterman is a two-time Big Eight Coach-of-the-Year selection, and has a 145-113 (.562) record vs. the rest of the Big 12. During Halterman's tenure, Oklahoma State has posted seven 20-victory seasons, the most recent being last season's 20-11 mark.

Halterman's All-Time OSU Coaching Record

Year      Record   Pct.  Notes
1983-84   18-11   .620   Big Eight Coach of the Year
1984-85   17-11   .607   Glosson District V All-American
1985-86   13-18   .419   Clinette Jordan's frosh season
1986-87   16-12   .571   Won two regular-season tourneys
1987-88   17-11   .607   Highest 3-point Percentage
1988-89   20-12   .625   Big Eight Conference Runnerup
1989-90   20-11   .645   Big Eight Conference Champion
1990-91   27-06   .818   Coach of the Year/Sweet 16
1991-92   11-17   .393   McGill averages double-double
1992-93   23-09   .719   16 Consecutive Victories
1993-94   20-09   .690   NCAA Tournament
1994-95   17-12   .607   NCAA Tournament
1995-96   20-10   .667   NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
1996-97   15-12   .556   4 Academic All-Big 12 Members
1997-98   20-11   .667   2nd round, Women's NIT
1998-99    8-02   .800   Victory over top-20 Vanderbilt
Totals   282-174  .618   Winningest Coach in OSU History
Oklahoma State's Cowgirl Basketball games are broadcast by KGFY-Y105.5 FM in Stillwater. Kevin Gum, as he has done for the past eight seasons, provides play-by-play, while Casey Kendrick, in his fourth season with the broadcast, provides color analysis. The broadcast can also be heard on the internet at

Coach Dick Halterman's radio show can be heard on Y105.5 FM every Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. Kevin Gum serves as host, and fans are free to call in and pose questions for the Cowgirl head coach.

Oklahoma State leads the overall series with Kansas State, 21-20. However, KSU leads the series in Manhattan, 10-5. OSU won last year's contest, but KSU has won the last two games in Manhattan. The Cowgirls have won 13 of the last 20 in the series. Here is a look at the all-time results between these two schools:

Series Record with Kansas State [21-20]

01-17-76   L   68-79     Kansas Tournament, Lawrence, Kan.
01-05-78   L   69-95     Big Eight Tournament, Lawrence, Kan.
01-18-79   L   64-86     Big Eight Tournament, Lincoln, Neb.
01-23-82   L   63-71     Stillwater, Okla.
02-11-83   L   59-84     Manhattan, Kan.
02-26-83   L   53-76     Stillwater, Okla.
03-10-83   L   64-102    Big Eight Tournament, Norman, Okla.
01-18-84   L   71-76     Stillwater, Okla.
02-18-84   L   62-86     Manhattan, Kan.
01-22-85   W   67-65     Manhattan, Kan.
02-12-85   W   75-47     Stillwater, Okla.
03-05-85   L   62-86     Big Eight Tournament, Stillwater, Okla.
01-29-86   W   60-58     Stillwater, Okla.
02-18-86   L   65-83     Manhattan, Kan.
01-27-87   W   75-67     Stillwater, Okla.
02-17-87   L   62-74     Manhattan, Kan.
01-12-88   W   87-64     Stillwater, Okla.
02-27-88   W   73-54     Manhattan, Kan.
01-11-89   L   68-78     Manhattan, Kan.
02-26-89   W   81-71     Stillwater, Okla.
03-05-89   W   65-52     Big Eight Tournament, Salina, Kan.
01-31-90   L   56-66     Manhattan, Kan.
02-21-90   W   75-66     Stillwater, Okla.
03-05-90   W   72-65     Big Eight Tournament, Salina, Kan.
01-26-91   L   72-78     Manhattan, Kan.
02-20-91   W   79-61     Stillwater, Okla.
03-03-91   W   87-70     Big Eight Tournament, Salina, Kan.
01-14-92   W   74-73     Manhattan, Kan.
03-01-92   W   85-56     Stillwater, Okla.
01-22-93   W   72-54     Stillwater, Okla.
02-21-93   W   63-53     Manhattan, Kan.
01-21-94   L   63-75     Manhattan, Kan.
02-20-94   W   55-43     Stillwater, Okla.
03-05-94   W   61-51     Big Eight Tournament, Salina, Kan.
01-20-95   W   72-63     Manhattan, Kan.
02-19-95   L   56-57     Stillwater, Okla.
03-04-95   W   69-59     Big Eight Tournament, Salina, Kan.
01-19-96   L   68-81 ot  Manhattan, Kan.
02-18-96   L   64-70     Stillwater, Okla.
02-05-97   L   50-58     Manhattan, Kan.
02-21-98   W   78-47     Stillwater, Okla.



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