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.

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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