Oklahoma State women's notebook: Brittany Atkins brings spark off bench

Brittany Atkins had eight points in eight minutes after not playing at all in the first half. She hit 2-of-5 shots from the floor and 3-of-4 free throws, showing a solid ability to both drive to the basket and take the outside jumper.
by Gina Mizell Published: December 14, 2013
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“We kind of got lazy for a second,” point guard Tiffany Bias said. “We weren't coming all the way out (to guard) when we knew they were deep shooters. They got hot, and that's what happens. You've got to adjust to what's happening out there on the floor.”

SEMESTER BREAK PROVIDES TIME TO GROW

Littell joked that now he can start holding two-a-days.

Well, not quite. But with classes out for winter break for about a month, the Cowgirls can turn a large bulk of their attention to basketball.

Littell knows this will be a crucial time for his squad's development. He pointed to rebounding (OSU was out-rebounded 40-39 Saturday) and free throw shooting (11-of-20 Saturday) as specific areas that must improve.

“I think we can really grow (during this time),” Littell said. “We've played well throughout eight games, but I think we can raise the bar quite a bit with this team.

“There's a lot of things that we can do to get better, but I like our group. We've got a lot of pieces to the puzzle.”

TIP-INS

* Freshman forward Brianne Coffman did not play Saturday because of a leg injury. She's averaged 2.3 points and two rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game so far this season.

* Former Cowgirl star Toni Young, who just finished her rookie season with the WNBA's New York Liberty, was in attendance Saturday.


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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