“Over the few days we had to get prepared for them, (Littell) made sure we battled every day in practice,” Young said. “And he just told us we're going to throw it inside and to make sure we finish over 5-9, 5-10 guards.”
The performance capped off a particularly strong week for Young, who also totaled 12 points and 16 rebounds in Wednesday's victory against West Virginia.
“She scored the first four baskets of the game and then started getting shoved a little bit further away from the basket and was settling for 15-, 18-foot turnaround jump shots,” Littell said. “We wanted her to establish lower.
“Really proud of what she did in the second half of getting deeper inside, catching the ball, being more of a presence on the box.”
All five OSU starters finished in double figures, with Tiffany Bias tallying 13 points, six assists and five rebounds, Liz Donohoe adding 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Brittney Martin totaling 11 points and four assists.