Down the stretch, though, other Cowgirls helped put the game away.
After a layup by KU's Monica Engelman cut OSU's lead to 62-53 with just more than six minutes to play, Bias, Keller, Del City’s Toni Young and Brittney Martin all contributed points to a 14-6 surge to finish the contest.
“As the game went on, I thought we started growing in confidence a little bit,” Littell said. “This is like any other sport — you've got to be confident to excel.
“Hopefully our team knows if we hang together and execute, play defense and rebound the basketball, we've got a chance to play against a lot of people in this league. Our focus for 40 minutes was a lot better tonight.”
KU's top two players, Sequoyah-Tahlequah product Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis, both finished in double figures with 12 and 14 points, respectively. But the Cowgirl defense particularly frustrated Goodrich, who shot just 4-of-14 from the floor.