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Mack added to Naismith Trophy watchlist

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Natasha Mack gets interviewed after the game by ESPN. Mack scored 23 points during Oklahoma State's 60-57 win against West Virginia in Gallagher-Iba Arena on February 8, 2020. 

Oklahoma State University senior forward Natasha Mack is in the running for the most prestigious award in college basketball.

Mack was named to the Naismith Trophy watchlist on Monday, the trophy going to the NCAA women’s basketball player of the year.

Last season, Mack was named to the Naismith Trophy defensive player of the year midseason team. After her breakout junior year in which she averaged 17.6 points and 15.5 rebounds per game, Mack is expected to be among the top players in women’s college basketball.

Mack was one of 50 players added to the preseason award watchlist. The field will narrow to 30 players in early February and whittled down to 10 national semifinalists on March 2. The winner of the Naismith Trophy, out of four selected finalists, will be announced on April 3

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