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Cowgirls off to hot start

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The best team on the court is getting less attention than the worst.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Forget all the pain and disappointment the men’s basketball team has brought you thus far. The Cowgirls are 7-0.

If you don’t know who Brittney Martin is, you should get to know her. After the Cowgirl’s 78-54 victory over Texas-Rio on Saturday, Martin moved ahead to fifth place in school history in rebounds and ninth place in made field goals. She finished the game with 26 points and 12 rebounds, her 21st career double-double. If the Cowgirls are going to compete with Baylor for a Big 12 championship, Martin is going to need to continue her success. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.

How good this team actually is has yet to be determined. Out of the Pokes seven games, only two have come against Division I schools. With all due respect to Oral Roberts and Washington State, Oklahoma State still hasn’t made a statement. Monday night may be the ideal time. North Carolina comes to town and will be dying to make a statement of their own. The Tar Heels are only 5-4, but have played a tough schedule full of power five opponents and competed well so far. Oklahoma State then goes on the road to South Florida followed by Central Florida and back home against Savanah State to close out the nonconference schedule.

The Pokes open up with Baylor at home to kick of the conference season and what a win it would be. The conference still goes through Baylor, but the Cowgirls have something special brewing this year and it could result in some major success.