NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Expect Tiffany Bias back in Cowgirls' lineup vs. Notre Dame

OSU arrived in Stillwater about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. By 8, Bias was in the training room getting treatment on an injured ankle.
By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman Published: March 26, 2014
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Known for playing 40 minutes at full speed, Oklahoma State point guard Tiffany Bias is tough to keep down.

After Bias injured her left ankle in the Cowgirls’ 73-66 win against Purdue on Monday in West Lafayette, Ind., coach Jim Littell said the team got back to Stillwater at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

By 8 a.m., Littell said Bias was getting treatment in hope of being at full health for OSU’s Sweet 16 matchup against Notre Dame at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

Bias did not practice Wednesday, but Littell said he expects her to be ready.

Bias admitted to being less than 100 percent, but said she intends to be good to go when it matters.

“I’m fine,” Bias said. “I haven’t missed a game, so I’ll be there Saturday. We’ll take it day-to-day, but I’m doing OK.”

COWGIRLS BACK ON ROAD

Monday’s win against Purdue came on the Boilermakers’ home court in Mackey Arena.

Saturday, the Cowgirls will again face the challenge of winning a tournament game on the opponent’s home court. OSU plays Notre Dame at the Joyce Center.

Doing it once was tough. Doing it again against a 34-0 Notre Dame team will be even tougher.

“That may be an understatement,” Littell said. “We’re very aware of Notre Dame, how good they are. Very deserving of the No. 2 ranking in the country. By watching the film, it’s probably one of the most efficient teams I’ve ever seen.”

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