OSU women's basketball: Tiffany Bias wants to finish college career with a big bang

Bias: “I think we have a whole package. This is the team that we've been waiting for and building up for.”
by John Helsley Published: January 1, 2014

Tiffany Bias has her own big bang theory.

It involves a successful run through the Big 12 and deep into March — yes, even Women's Final Four deep.

As the Oklahoma State women take the next step in that quest Thursday, opening conference play against Texas, Bias said she believes this Cowgirls squad is the best she's led yet.

“By far,” said the senior point guard. “I think we have a whole package. This is the team that we've been waiting for and building up for.

“My senior year, I want to go out with a big bang. And with this team, I think we can do that.”

The next step: Texas inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Tip time is 7 p.m., and admission is free.

So far, the Cowgirls have looked the part, starting 11-0 and rising to No. 11 in the rankings.

OSU is getting balanced scoring, with four starters in double figures and all five averaging at least 8.0 points per game. On the other end, the Cowgirls lead the nation in field goal percentage defense (30.4) and rank second in 3-point field goal percentage (21.1).

As Bias said, this is an OSU squad that has been years in the making. Bias, the Big 12 assists leader, is the fire starter and one of two senior starters, along with forward Kendra Suttles. Center LaShawn Jones averages 10.2 points in her junior year, while sophomores Liz Donohoe and Brittney Martin are thriving in their second seasons. Martin leads the team at 15.4 points a game and averages 7.1 rebounds, while Donohoe is at 15.1 points and a team-best 7.5 boards.

As a team, the Cowgirls lead the Big 12 in field goal percentage (46.8) and steals (11.3) and rank second in scoring margin at plus-30.5.

OSU and Iowa State are the only league teams unbeaten, each at 11-0, while Baylor is the only Big 12 team ahead of the Cowgirls in the rankings at No. 9.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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