Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup , where we take you through the b iggest head lines around Oklahoma State athletics .
Cowgirls upend No. 7 UCLA, Cowboys fall to No. 6 Wichita State
It was a busy weekend in Gallagher-Iba Arena. On Friday, the Cowgirls basketball team defeated No. 7 UCLA 87-72. The Cowgirls improved to 7-2 while earning their 17th victory over a top-10 opponent in program history. Senior Loryn Goodwin led the way with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
On Saturday, the Cowboys tried to match the women’s team but came up short against No. 6 Wichita State. The Shockers came away with a 78-66 victory, though Oklahoma State (7-2) led for most of the first half. Two Cowboys set career highs in points, with Tavarius Shine scoring 20 and Mitchell Solomon finishing with 17.
WR James Washington: Skipping bowl games is ‘disloyalty’
Oklahoma State receiver James Washington will play one final game with the Cowboys. The Biletnikoff Award winner fully intends to play in the Dec. 28 Camping World Bowl against Virginia Tech. Other star college players have chosen to skip their bowls in recent years.
Washington said doing so would be “disloyalty.” He’s committed four years to Oklahoma State and is 69 receiving yards from setting a program record in that stat.
Other headlines from the program:
- Quarterback Mason Rudolph received his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Friday and came in contact with the 1970 Vince Lombardi Trophy, which was on display during the ceremony.
- Rudolph finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting, receiving two first-place votes.
- Washington, running back Justice Hill and guard Marcus Keyes made the AP All-Big 12 First Team .
What they’re saying on Twitter
Coach Mike Gundy
One hell of a game. Amazing to see the future of this awesome country battle it out. Both teams are winners in my book. https://t.co/kglCvKN1Nc
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) December 9, 2017
Basketball coach Mike Boynton
The heartbeat in GIA today was phenomenal. Thanks to all who showed up and were loud. We vow to give everything we have, every time out. Hate the we came up short because losing is never acceptable, but we will learn and grow. The results are not far way! #LetsWork #GoPokes
— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) December 10, 2017
Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich
— Michael Yurcich (@Coach_Yurcich) December 9, 2017
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