Oklahoma State basketball: Three things the Cowgirls learned after their loss to West Virginia

By Gina Mizell Published: January 7, 2014
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OSU can survive when one player is having an off night. But 7-of-30 in the second half won't cut it. Establishing a consistent go-to player in crunch time is needed, too.

FREEBIES

OSU had done well sinking clutch free throws so far this season against Michigan State in Puerto Rico (Bias went 4-of-4 in the final minute) and in its Big 12 opener against Texas (18-of-20 overall in a 67-61 win).

But missing foul shots is often the difference in conference play, when so many games come down to a handful of possessions.

TALKIN' ABOUT PRACTICE

Littell revealed after the West Virginia game that he has not been happy with the Cowgirls' practice habits since they returned from a break for Christmas.

Littell said that's on him. But it's the players' responsibility, too.

Perhaps the loss to the Mountaineers served as a bit of a wake-up call.