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Oklahoma State women's basketball: After 'embarrassing' loss at West Virginia, Jim Littell's Cowgirls face desperate Texas Tech

The 12th-ranked Cowgirls were thrashed by the Mountaineers on Wednesday night, trailing by as many 42 points in a 77-45 defeat. Next up: A Sunday trip to Texas Tech to face a squad that has not won since before Christmas and is 0-14 in Big 12 play.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: February 22, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma State head coach Jim Littell watches the action in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Oklahoma State won 73-57. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma State head coach Jim Littell watches the action in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Oklahoma State won 73-57. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Jim Littell bluntly called Oklahoma State's performance at West Virginia “embarrassing.”

The 12th-ranked Cowgirls were thrashed by the Mountaineers on Wednesday night, trailing by as many 42 points in a 77-45 defeat.

Next up: A Sunday trip to Texas Tech to face a squad that has not won since before Christmas and is 0-14 in Big 12 play.

The Cowgirl coach talked to The Oklahoman earlier this week about rebounding following that bad night in Morgantown and facing a team desperate for a Big 12 victory.

Is that game against West Virginia one you throw out the window and call it an awful night? Or do you try to take something away from it?

“You take that you've got to play with more pride, you've got to play with more effort and you've gotta realize that that effort level isn't acceptable, especially on the road. You should be embarrassed and you should fight back after a loss like that.”

Was there any sort of Bedlam hangover to blame for that type of performance?

“I don't know, but it's my job to get us back focused and playing hard. We worked on that (Friday) and it was much better. It's a good team, don't think away from West Virginia. One through 14 they're probably as talented as anybody in the league. You've got Odyssey (Sims at Baylor), but (West Virginia's) got a lot of depth. They're long, they're athletic and they just completely dominated us in every phase. But there's 18 individual battles in this league, and we've got to go on to the next individual battle.”

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