Oklahoma State women's basketball: Three things to watch for in the Cowgirls' rematch with Baylor

Oklahoma State and Baylor staged an overtime thriller at Gallagher-Iba Arena two weeks ago, with the Bears notching a 69-66 victory on a transition and-1 layup by All-American Odyssey Sims.
by Gina Mizell Published: February 8, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias (3) goes past Baylor's Odyssey Sims (0) during the Big 12 tournament women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Baylor at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Sunday, March 10, 2012.  Oklahoma State lost 77-69. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias (3) goes past Baylor's Odyssey Sims (0) during the Big 12 tournament women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Baylor at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Sunday, March 10, 2012. Oklahoma State lost 77-69. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State and Baylor staged an overtime thriller at Gallagher-Iba Arena two weeks ago, with the Bears notching a 69-66 victory on a transition and-1 layup by All-American Odyssey Sims.

It's already time for the rematch, with the Cowgirls and Bears tangling in Waco Sunday afternoon on national television.

Here are three things to watch as OSU attempts to knock off the Big 12 front-runners on their home floor:

Point Guard U

Sims and OSU's Tiffany Bias gave each other fits in the backcourt the last time these two teams met.

Sims, the nation's leading scorer at 30 points per game, needed 27 attempts to reach 17 points and forced multiple shots either in the lane or from the outside. She did, however, make the offensive and defensive plays at the end to lift Baylor to victory.

Bias, meanwhile, shot 5-of-16 — including a missed layup at the end of regulation that would have been the game-winner — and missed six free throws against the Bears.

This is still a prime point guard matchup. But with the way Bias and Sims fiercely defend on the perimeter, the winner could very well depend on the supporting casts.

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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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