OSU-Baylor Notebook

All-Big 12 Conference wide receiver Adarius Bowman attended the Oklahoma State basketball team's shootaround Saturday morning, and is expected to meet Sunday with Cowboy head coach Sean Sutton to discuss joining the shorthanded basketball team. Bowman was a standout basketball player at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

"I'm going to talk to him tomorrow and visit with him about our situation," Sean Sutton said after the Cowboy victory over Baylor on Saturday. "That was the first time I've ever been around him much. I was really impressed with the type of person he is. He's a sharp young man and has a great personality. He's really polite. I think he would like to play. We'll sit down tomorrow and visit, and we'll let you know what we decide."

Sutton said that Bowman did not participate in the team's shootaround. "He just kinda watched our routine on game day. I spoke with him last night on the phone and told him he was welcome to come by if he wanted to, and that we would visit on Sunday about whether he wanted to be a part of the team and kinda what his role would be, and go from there."

Sutton said that he has not visited with any other football players about joining the basketball team. "He's the only one I've talked to. I don't expect anybody else to try to come out. I could be wrong but I don't see that happening."

Cooper Is A Rebounding Machine
Maybe the injury to Obi Muonelo is just what Kenny Cooper needed. The 6-10 Oklahoma State sophomore has been on a tear since Muonelo went down with a broken bone five games ago.

Cooper had scored in double figures in four consecutive games before finishing with eight points against Baylor, but he came within just a pair of free throws from having the first double-double of his career. He finished with a career-high 11 rebounds, 10 of which came on the offensive end of the court.

"He was a monster on the offensive glass," Sutton said. "I can't remember the last time we had a guy with 10 offensive rebounds. I thought he played with great energy all night long, and was just possessed to go get the basketball when it went up. (He had) 11 rebounds and eight points, and continues to play with a lot of confidence.

"He's made a huge difference in our team," Sutton continued. "I think he understood that when we lost Obi (Muonelo) that he really had to elevate his game, along with Byron. Both those guys have done that, and they'll both get better because they're such good workers on the practice court."

Cooper has now grabbed 28 rebounds in the last three games for an average of 9.3 per contest.

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