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High Noon Highlights 7/5: Cowgirl Basketball Sets Non-Conference Schedule

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Cowgirl basketball sets non-conference schedule

Nine of the twelve teams the Cowgirls will play in their non-conference schedule won twenty games and seven won or shared their conference title last year.

The Cowgirls will tip off the regular season on Nov. 5 against Idaho, which finished 22-12 a year ago and reached the third round of the WNIT. That will be followed by a Nov. 8 game against Lamar before OSU hits the road to face Tulsa on Nov. 13.

Idaho State (Nov. 19) and Rice (Nov. 23) make up a two-game homestand for OSU leading up to a trip to the Virgin Islands for the three-game Paradise Jam Nov. 28-30.

OSU will open with NCAA Final Four participant Oregon before taking on Louisville, which reached the NCAA Elite Eight last season. UT Arlington, which won 24 games and reached the WNIT last season, will be OSU’s final opponent of the tournament.

As part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, the Cowgirls will travel to Texas A&M on Dec. 7 to face an Aggie squad that won 26 games and reached the NCAA Sweet 16.

OSU will return home to begin a three-game homestand to conclude nonconference action against Southern (Dec. 17), Oral Roberts (Dec. 20) and Duquesne (Dec. 30). The Oklahoman

A look back on Cowboys shining for team U.S.A

Isaac Likekele is shining in the FIBA World Cup, and he’s not the first from OSU to do so. 247’s Zach Lancaster is writing a series to look back on the three other Cowboys who have played for the U.S U19 team. Part one was Jawun Evans. Yesterday, was Marcus Smart.

The June before the start of his freshman year at Oklahoma State, Smart earned a spot on the USA 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Team. The following year, he was named to the FIBA U19 World Cup team and he helped win gold medals for both teams.

During his time at Oklahoma State, Smart played in 64 career games during his two-year. If you look across the stat line of both seasons, they stayed fairly consistent with each other. During his freshman campaign, he started in 32 of 33 games and averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. During his sophomore, and final in Stillwater, Smart averaged 18.0 points, 4.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. 247sports

Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff at the 3M Open

Both former Cowboy stars shot opening round 69s at the 3M Open in Minnesota yesterday, eight shots back from the leader Bryson DeChambeau.

Ever wonder why Hovland double pumps his driver swing? Here’s your answer.

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