By Derek Brown
Stillwater News Press
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Two weeks ago the Oklahoma State women went to Norman to take on rival Oklahoma. The outcome was not what the Cowgirls had expected with an 81-74 loss.
The Cowgirls will host Oklahoma at noon Sunday. The last two years the Bedlam rivals have split and each team has won games on their home court.
The game will be televised on ESPN2.
In the last meeting, Sharane Campbell got away from the Cowgirl defense and poured in 28 points. Campbell was the difference maker in the first meeting. The Cowgirls hope to shut Campbell down but will have their hands full with Nicole Griffin, Morgan Hook and Aaryn Ellenberg.
“They’ve got four players on any night that can get 20,” Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell said. “You’ve got to defend at every position. ... There’s not a lot of strategy it’s just I’m going to try to win my one-on-one battle.”
The Cowgirls go into the game at 19-4. OSU is coming off of an 81-64 loss at Baylor. Oklahoma State is 3-0 following a loss and have not lost two games in a row all year.
The Cowgirls are 2-3 in their last five games but hopes are that the team is mentally tough.
“Everybody in the league has gone through this. Everybody has hit a rough patch in the road and lost a game that they thought they shouldn’t have lost. It’s how you handle the adversity,” Littell said. “How you handle the adversity is what defines you.”