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February 1, 2014

Cowgirls drop 16th straight at Norman

NORMAN, Okla. —

Oklahoma State was hoping to break a streak that has held for 16 years when the Cowgirls went to Norman on Saturday.
Oklahoma’s performance in the second half was the difference maker in the Bedlam matchup. The Sooners now have a 16-game winning streak over the No. 11 ranked Cowgirls in Norman after an 81-74 win at Lloyd Noble Center.
“They made shots. We didn’t make shots. Credit them,” Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell said. “You have to make shots if you’re going to beat a high quality team.”
The second half was all Oklahoma. The Sooners outscored the Cowgirls 47-37 in the second half to come away with a comeback victory.
The Cowgirls will have to wait until next year to have another shot at ending their losing streak in Norman.
“You have to turn the page. I think there’s a lot of stuff that we need to work on and we saw it on the floor,” Oklahoma State senior guard Tiffany Bias said.
Going into the game Littell knew that it would be a high scoring affair. Oklahoma State was 33-0 the last three years when it scored over 70 points.
“Give credit to OU for getting the ball where they needed to get it,” Littell said. “I knew we had to score 70 today and I was hoping that we would guard a lot better than we did today.”
Oklahoma State out rebounded the Sooners 44-35 but shot just 39 percent compared to Oklahoma’s 46 percent.
“We got to make more shots. We started the second half 3 for 19 I believe. When you go to someone else’s house those numbers aren’t conducive to win,” Littell said.
Oklahoma’s Sharane Campbell was top scorer in the game with 28 points. Campbell went 8 of 13 and a perfect 11 of 11 at the free throw line.
“Sharane Campbell was exceptional today. It proved to be a tough matchup for us,” Littell said. “We didn’t guard Sharane very good all night. Credit her she’s tough.”

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