STILLWATER — Here is a look at the key storylines for the 2012-13 season for the Oklahoma State women's basketball team:
1. Revamped offense: The Cowgirls want to play a more up-tempo style. That should get Liz Donohoe and Jordan Schultz open shots in transition, and let OSU take advantage of its post players that run the floor well. And point guard Tiffany Bias should thrive playing at that pace because of her quickness and athleticism.
2. Is the “old” Toni Young back? Young spent most of last season coming off the bench, as she worked her way back from a broken arm sustained the previous March. But she was outstanding during the Cowgirls' WNIT run, topping 20 points three times and earning tournament MVP honors. Young is hoping to expand her game to the mid- and high post this season, which should allow her to use her athleticism even more.
3. Brittney Martin's initial impact: Martin, the super freshman from Syracuse, Utah, is already projected as a starter. She still has much to learn. But Cowgirls coach Jim Littell loves her ability to create her own shot, something he believes the Cowgirls have lacked in recent seasons.
OSU WOMEN'S ROSTER
Here is a breakdown of the Cowgirls' team:
G — Tiffany Bias (5-6, Jr.): Bias can distribute, defend and attack the rim, but what coaches love most is her relentless motor on the court.
G — Brittney Martin (6-0, Fr.): The highest-rated recruit to ever sign with OSU, Martin brings versatility and a special ability to create her own shot.
F — Liz Donohoe (6-0, So.): The reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year worked most on her defense during the offseason.
F — Toni Young (6-2, Sr.): Young, an athletic freak, returned to pre-injury form in the WNIT.
C — Lindsey Keller (6-2, Sr.): Perhaps the “glue” of this Cowgirl squad, Keller is a tough defender with an inside-outside offensive game.
F — Kendra Suttles (6-1, Jr.): Will see plenty of minutes when Young or Keller needs a blow.
G — Jordan Schultz (5-10, So.): A part-time starter last season and one of the Cowgirls' best outside shooters.
G — Kamri Anderson (5-10, Jr.): Will be Bias' backup at point guard.
C—LaShawn Jones (6-3, So.): Potential X Factor player because of her size inside.
F—Morgan Toben (6-3, So.): A former walk-on who has earned a scholarship.
On the mend
G — Brittany Atkins (5-10, Fr.): Recently had her knee scoped and will be out about a month.