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Big 12 women's basketball notebook: Kim Mulkey 'pulling for' Oklahoma State in NCAA Tournament

Mulkey said: “You've got a team in Oklahoma State that I'm pulling for. I think (coach) Jim Littell has done an outstanding job, and he has very good players that play well together.”
BY GINA MIZELL Published: March 10, 2013

But Sunday against Baylor, she struggled, finishing with zero points on 0-of-9 shooting while getting at least four shots blocked by Brittney Griner.

With those troubles, plus Lindsey Keller still out with injury, Littell had to turn to LaShawn Jones. The 6-3 sophomore logged 17 minutes, her highest total since playing 22 against Baylor on Jan. 6.

“We don't need anything fancy out of her,” Littell said. “We just need her to defend and rebound and screen. For the most part, I thought she did that pretty well.”

TIP-INS

*Sunday's total attendance was 7,229, the best for the Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament's semifinal round since 2009 in Oklahoma City (9,203).

*OU's loss to Iowa State was its first defeat on a neutral floor (3-1).

*The Sooners' Whitney Hand underwent a rapid costume change following both of OU's games, switching from her uniform to attire appropriate for the camera. She's been an analyst for the Big 12's webcast, breaking down all the tournament's games with conference insider Wendell Barnhouse.