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Oklahoma State basketball: Kendra Suttles' versatility a big plus for Cowgirls

No. 18 OSU plays host to Texas State on Wednesday night.
By Gina Mizell Published: November 27, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma State's Kendra Suttles (31) shoots the ball beside Texas-Pan American's Cassandra Moody (21) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas-Pan American at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Kendra Suttles (31) shoots the ball beside Texas-Pan American's Cassandra Moody (21) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas-Pan American at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

— About four minutes into Oklahoma State's last game against Texas-Pan American, Kendra Suttles checked in for the first time.

And it didn't take for her long to make an impact.

She scored the next eight points for the Cowgirls to help them build an early lead and cruise to their fourth straight victory to start the season. And before the night was over, she had added five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal.

Suttles will continue to be relied on as a valuable member of OSU's post rotation when the No. 18 Cowgirls (4-0) face Texas State on Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

“She's a difference-maker, because she does have such a unique skill set to the game,” OSU coach Jim Littell said.

The lefty from Lawton has the versatility to play inside or trail on the fast break and shoot the 3 from the top of the key. Littell also called Suttles the best passer on the team — yes, better than point guard and playmaking whiz Tiffany Bias.

“She's just got a knack for getting the ball to the open person,” Littell said. “She really understands our offense as well as anybody that we've got. Her basketball IQ is very, very high.”

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Oklahoma State vs. Texas State

*When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

*Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater

*TV: None

*Radio: KGFY-FM 105.5

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