Budke, Serna, former state Sen. Olin Branstetter and his wife, Paula, died in the crash in Perry County, Ark., on Nov. 17. Reminders of the four are on display throughout Gallagher-Iba Arena before the Cowgirls’ game with Coppin State.
In the lobby, at a memorial for 10 men connected with Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball program who died in a plane crash in Colorado in January 2001, a bouquet of orange and white flowers sits, along with a basketball balloon.
Inside the arena, the Branstetters’ two seats are adorned with orange-and-black ribbons.
The Cowgirls are wearing a uniform patch with the number “4” on it. Coppin State players are wearing orange T-shirts emblazoned with the number “4” during warmups.