Oklahoma State basketball: Cowgirls advance to Big 12 Tournament semifinals

Freshman Brittney Martin lifts OSU past Texas Tech in quarterfinals, earning the Cowgirls a date with No. 1 Baylor on Sunday in Dallas.
by Gina Mizell Published: March 9, 2013
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DALLAS — Clinging to a four-point lead with more than eight minutes to play,  Oklahoma State point guard Tiffany Bias had already picked up her fourth foul.
 
Less than a minute later, leading scorer Toni Young was whistled for her fourth.
 
About three minutes after that, defensive stopper Brittney Martin picked up her fourth foul.
 
That can completely handcuff a team with as little depth as OSU currently has. But rather than trying to patch things up without the Cowgirls’ top trio for extended minutes, coach Jim Littell opted to keep his best players on the floor for the stretch run.
 
And they all avoided that dreaded fifth foul, instead helping lift OSU to a 59-54 victory over Texas Tech Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at the American Airlines Center.
 
“We went back with them probably quicker than I would have liked to,” Littell said.

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...
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