Oklahoma State basketball: Jim Littell talks Bedlam women, win over TCU
Cowgirls coach Jim Littell talked about beginning a new season when Oklahoma State finished the first half of Big 12 play 4-5.
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What Coach (Sherri) Coale's done has been remarkable this year. But I think you still have a Whitney Hand to lead. She's just leading in a different capacity. I think one of the big pluses for them this year is Joanna McFarland has played very well. There's probably not anybody that's playing harder or more relentless than McFarland. On top of that, they still have a lot of players that shoot the ball well.
What's going to be the biggest key for your team in the game?
We've got to control the boards. We've got to get back — defensive transition is probably the No. 1 key. Defensive transition, rebound the basketball and cover the 3-point shooters.
You've now been a part of the Bedlam rivalry for several years. What makes it special?
It's the same in every sport that you have. It's for bragging rights within the state. A lot of times, we're recruiting the same players. It's just your typical in-state rivalry game where there's a lot of excitement. If you can't get excited for a game like this, you've got a problem.
Do you have a favorite Bedlam memory?
We got a big win against them last year at home. And then the game when Andrea Riley had 45 points (in 2008). Those are the two big memories.
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