So much of that flow starts with Bias. She is always a sparkplug at point guard, but on Saturday she matched that energy with efficiency. With her directing the OSU offense, four players — Bias, Toni Young, Liz Donohoe and Kendra Suttles — finished with at least 17 points.
That came less than two weeks after Bias struggled mightily in the first Bedlam meeting in Norman. In that game, she shot just 2-of-14 from the floor — including many missed opportunities at the rim — and finished with six points and six turnovers.
“Coach really told me to push the ball (in the second half),” Bias said. “Look for gaps and see if you have anyone else open or get to the hole if you need to. Especially on those fast breaks, when they’re still trying to transition and get back, it’s always good to attack them.”
The victory caps an odd week for the Cowgirls, who lost to a TCU team that was previously winless in conference play Wednesday night before Saturday’s blowout. That’s been the story all season for OSU, which heads into its final three conference games with eight double-digit league victories but seven losses.
Littell hopes, however, that Saturday’s big win will turn the tide in a positive way for good.
“I told them I never know which team’s gonna show up,” Littell said, “but the good one showed up, and they were pretty good today …
“I think we grew up a little bit tonight in the fact that we could have said, ‘Here it goes again. We’ve blown a lead (in the first half).’ But our kids responded and did a great job, and I’m proud of them for that.”