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Oklahoma State basketball: No. 22 Cowgirls run past TCU

OSU's 30-4 run ices a home victory against a struggling TCU club.
By Kyle Fredrickson, For The Oklahoman Published: February 5, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) reaches over TCU's Kamy Cole (11) for the ball during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and TCU at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Oklahoma State won 76-59.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) reaches over TCU's Kamy Cole (11) for the ball during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and TCU at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Oklahoma State won 76-59. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

As predicted, TCU has had a rough go of the transition — both the men's and women's teams have yet to win a conference game (0-18).

“They've got some things to build on,” Littell said. “They're going to win some games before this thing's over.”

Littell is glad to have the foundation established in Stillwater as a jumping point for this season. If his team finds consistency on the back end of an extremely difficult conference schedule, the Cowgirls should be serious contenders for postseason play.

If Tuesday's victory serves as a premonition, OSU should be in good shape moving forward. Cowgirl forward Toni Young finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks as OSU outscored TCU 40-14 in the paint. Bias finished her night with a team-high 19 points.

“TCU came out hot, and we had to respond,” Bias said. “We just responded and hit shots down the road … I think we prepared well and were just ready to play.”

It doesn't get easier from here for the Cowgirls. They travel to Norman on Sunday for the first Bedlam matchup this season against No. 23 Oklahoma. Three days later, they travel to face a West Virginia team that defeated the Cowgirls 67-61 earlier this season.

“Anytime you get a win in this conference, it's greatly appreciated and well earned,” Littell said. “We've just got to get some rest. … We'll be ready when we go into OU.”