Oklahoma State women's basketball: Cowgirls fail to handle adversity, lack execution

OSU coach Jim Littell: “We played pretty well for 17 minutes. And then we had a little adversity and did not handle adversity. That's what disappoints me about our basketball team.”
by Gina Mizell Published: February 10, 2013

NORMAN — Jim Littell could easily pinpoint when the first Bedlam showdown of the season got away from Oklahoma State.

The three-minute mark of the first half.

Oklahoma didn't go on any extended run to create an insurmountable deficit for the Cowgirls.

But that was when OU took the lead — and kept it for good — in what eventually turned into an 80-61 runaway victory for the Sooners at Lloyd Noble Center.

“We played pretty well for 17 minutes,” Littell said. “And then we had a little adversity and did not handle adversity. That's what disappoints me about our basketball team.”

After two free throws by Joanna McFarland gave No. 23 OU a 27-26 lead with 3:03 to go before the break, the Cowgirls' offense went cold, scoring just two points the rest of the half.

Not because of a lack of opportunities, but because of a lack of execution.

OSU (16-6 overall, 5-6 Big 12) missed four layups before the break, including two by Tiffany Bias, who finished 2-of-14 from the floor.

“Maybe (we) saw someone out of the corner of our eye or whatever,” Littell said. “But when you play a good team on their home floor like OU is, you've got to make easy shots.”

| |

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
+ show more

Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Rapper Andre Johnson jumps off building, but survives
  2. 2
    Report: Milwaukee Bucks to announce sale, won't move
  3. 3
    Valerie Harper Says She Is 'Absolutely Cancer-Free'
  4. 4
    Principal: High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag
  5. 5
    Obama statement on immigration sets stage for executive action | WashingtonExaminer.com
+ show more