Coming off a 49-48 squeaker at TCU, Oklahoma State makes a slightly shorter road trip to face Bedlam rival Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center Saturday afternoon.
Here are three things to watch as the No. 11 Cowgirls take on the Sooners.
OSU is 4-0 in Big 12 road games for the first time in school history. That mark includes victories at Hilton Coliseum and Allen Fieldhouse.
But, like the men's squad, winning in front of the rowdy crowd in Norman has been a particular struggle for the Cowgirls. They haven't captured a victory inside Lloyd Noble Center since 1998.
OSU clearly has more weapons and more depth than the Sooners this season. Can this bunch get over that Norman hump?
With more depth this season, Cowgirl coach Jim Littell has not been afraid to tinker with the starting lineup.
In December, he made the decision to go small, replacing post Kendra Suttles with guard Brittany Atkins. But after scoring a career-high 15 points against Baylor, freshman Roshunda Johnson replaced Atkins and made her first-career start against TCU. She scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and sunk the game-winner with nine seconds to play.
Johnson helps give OSU a quick lineup while letting point guard Tiffany Bias play off the ball at times. It also allows Brittney Martin to shift inside more, where she sometimes has a favorable matchup against smaller or less athletic players.
Here's a sampling of the Cowgirls' shooting performances against TCU:
Liz Donohoe: 0-of-3. Tiffany Bias: 7-of-16. Brittney Martin: 2-of-9. Brittany Atkins: 4-of-12. Kendra Suttles: 2-of-7. LaShawn Jones: 1-of-5.
That has to improve if the Cowgirls want to remain legitimate Big 12 title contenders.
OSU, really, has yet to put a complete game together. Generally, the Cowgirls have been plagued by sluggish starts. But against TCU, they shot 8-of-26 (30.8 percent) after intermission.