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Scouting potential NCAA tournament matchups for the Cowgirls

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Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship, March 13, 2021

Oklahoma State and West Virginia compete during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri on March 13, 2021. (Scott D. Weaver/Big 12 Conference)

The Oklahoma State Cowgirls are in the NCAA Tournament. There is no debating, arguing or wondering about that.

What is up for question is who OSU will play and how they will match up against it’s first-round opponent. ESPN analyst Charlie Creme currently projects the Cowgirls as an eight seed. OSU’s seed will officially be announced Monday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The O’colly caught up with Creme to get a scouting report of some of the teams OSU could potentially face in the first round.

Oregon State (projected 9 seed)

The Cowgirls are currently projected to face the Oregon State beavers in a battle of the OSU’s.

“Oregon State has a big, Taylor Jones, who is tall. She’s 6’7 or 6’6 and she’s a very good player so that would be someone (to factor in).,” Creme said. “They’re a very disciplined offensive team. They’ve got good guards, smart guards who are very well coached and they’re playing their best basketball. They beat three top ten teams in the last two weeks.”

Florida State (projected 9 seed)

“Florida State has some athletic bigs but they’re not as tall,” Creme said. “They don’t have anyone 6’4 like (Natasha) Mack. They don’t do any one thing particularly well, but when they are good they really can execute. They were good enough to beat Louisville a couple weeks ago. That’s a game I’d like to see, I hope it happens. Oklahoma State, Florida State would be a fun game.”

Marquette (projected 8 seed) and Syracuse (projected 8 seed)

“I mentioned Syracuse and Marquette. I think Oklahoma State would match up pretty well with both of those teams. Syracuse is a little depleted right now, but they’ve got a 6’7 center who was the ACC freshman of the year,” Creme said.