Oklahoma State women's basketball: Toni Young can do more than just score

Young is the Cowgirls' leading scorer, but she impacted the game vs. Kansas in other ways. She had 15 rebounds and four blocks to add to her 15 points.
By Gina Mizell Published: January 28, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) goes past Kansas' Tania Jackson (33) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Oklahoma State won 76-59. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) goes past Kansas' Tania Jackson (33) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Oklahoma State won 76-59. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“They play just like a Texas A&M. Physical team. They're a very big team and very athletic. I think that's what (OSU) is about also.”

How would you assess your season so far?

“I think I still have another level to go. I think I'm doing OK. But to be a senior, you have to play your role, and my role is to rebound and score when I need to. It can always get better.”

Where do you think you've grown the most as a player this season?

“I think I'm more consistent on my scoring. Last year and my sophomore year, I had up and down games. One game, I'd score 20. One game, I'd have four or five points. This year, I've been more consistent on averaging a good amount each game.”

With your 15 rebounds against Kansas, you reached the 900 mark for your career. What does that milestone mean to you?

“I just feel like that's my job, to rebound. So that's not such a big number until (sports information director Ryan Cameron) told me there's only four women that have done that here. Then you realize, ‘Oh, maybe I am doing a little something here and there.'”

What's going to be the biggest key to getting a victory against West Virginia?

“Outhustling them. They're a hustle team, and we have to outhustle them and don't let their physicality stop us.”