Nov. 12, 2012
No. 23/24 Oklahoma State Cowgirls
1-0 overall; 0-0 Big 12
Missouri State Lady Bears
Tuesday :: Nov. 13, 2012 :: 7:00 p.m. CST
JQH Arena (11,000)
What 2 Watch 4
• Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team will play its first road game of the season on Tuesday when it travels to Springfield, Mo., to take on Missouri State at 7 p.m.
• The Cowgirls are fresh off a 90-59 season-opening victory over Cal Poly on Friday in Stillwater.
• The contest will be the earliest date for a road game in the history of the program. The Cowgirls opened the 2008-09 campaign at Duke on Nov. 14.
• OSU has won its last three road openers.
• Toni Young enters the contest five rebounds shy of 750 for her career.
• Young is also four blocks away from tying Sheila Hughes for second on the school’s all-time list.
• Tiffany Bias is 10 assists shy of matching Stacy Coffey for fifth place on the school’s all-time chart.
OSU and MSU—The Series
• The two squads have met nine times with the Cowgirls prevailing in six of those meetings.
• The two teams have split the four meetings in Springfield with MSU winning the last two.
• OSU’s last road win in the series came on Dec. 14, 1979, an 89-64 triumph.
• The two squads met twice last season with OSU winning both. The Cowgirls defeated MSU, 80-57, during the regular season before knocking off the Lady Bears again, 70-57, in the WNIT.
• OSU’s last trip to Springfield came on Nov. 29, 2000 and resulted in a 78-44 Lady Bear victory.
Know The Foe
• Tuesday will be the season opener for MSU.
• The Lady Bears finished as the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion last season.
• Overall, the Lady Bears finished 24-9.
• MSU won a pair of exhibitions to start the 2012-13 campaign. The Lady Bears knocked off Truman State, 87-62, on Nov. 4 and defeated Southwest Baptist, 68-57, on Nov. 8.
Cal Poly Leftovers
• The contest was the 100th career game for senior Toni Young
• All five starters scored in double figures and six Cowgirls overall achieved the feat.
• Young recorded her 22nd career double-double to move into a tie for fifth place on the school’s all-time list with Shaunte’ Smith.
• Sophomore Liz Donohoe set a new career high with six assists.
• The victory was OSU’s sixth straight in home openers.