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Oklahoma State women's basketball: Unbeaten Cowgirls to get road tests

Playing in the Surf N' Slam Classic in San Diego will give OSU a chance to play away from Gallagher-Iba Arena. Cowgirls need time away from home to help prepare for Big 12 schedule.
By Gina Mizell Published: December 27, 2012
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Keller said OSU must grow mentally in those road environments, especially on offense. Yes, the Cowgirls lead the nation in scoring (88.8 points per game), but Keller said they still sometimes get skittish on that end of the floor.

“I really think it's just the tempo and making sure that you're in the flow of the game,” she said. “And relaxing and trusting the coaches, trusting the offense, just getting into what we work on every day in practice.

“We just need to settle into that on the road and get into that flow … and kind of get that more controlled play, where we're in control of how fast the game is going.”

Littell agreed, noting that because the Cowgirls have such a balanced scoring attack, there's no reason they shouldn't be patient and find the best shot possible on every possession.

“We've got to get smoother offensively and read the defense better,” he said. “Make better decisions, play without turnovers. We're a team that shoots a pretty high percentage, so we've got to make sure we put a premium on getting a good shot at the basket every time.”