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November 20, 2012

No. 21 Cowgirls host UT-Pan America tonight

STILLWATER — The No. 21 Oklahoma State women’s basketball team earned a blowout win Sunday in an emotional atmosphere — the one-year anniversary since the plane crash that killed coaches Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna.

The Cowgirls teed off on Weber State with a 101-49 victory in which many of OSU’s bench players got significant playing time with no Cowgirl playing more than 22 minutes. Four starters reached double-digit point totals — Toni Young (17), Liz Donohoe (13), Lindsey Keller (10) and Brittney Martin (10) — while bench player LaShawn Jones led the team with 18 points in 18 minutes of action.

Though OSU held the winless Weber State team to just 49 points, Cowgirl coach Jim Littell stressed defense is something his squad still needs to work on.

“I believe that we’ve got to get a lot better defensively. We’ve had a couple of very lopsided scores, but I see some things that we’re not doing in the right fashion that are going to help us be successful in January,” Littell said Monday.

“So we’ve worked real hard at trying to get better defensively. ... You’ll get away with some of that in the non-conference schedule, but you won’t get away with it in conference play. So we’ve really focused on trying to be more solid on the defensive end of the floor.”

Oklahoma State (3-0) will have its hands full with its next opponent, Texas-Pan American — which the Cowgirls will face at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Broncs (2-2) are coming off a 100-point outburst of their own and have averaged 78.7 points per game in their last three contests.

“They play Memphis dribble-drive offense and the hardest thing to try to guard in a game is when somebody just lowers their head and dribble-drives on you, so we’ve got the challenge of that,” Littell said. “We’ve got some (players) that aren’t real fleet of foot, so it will be a challenge for us to play good team defense, get in position to where we need to be and stop the drive. They’ll present some problems to people because they will put it on the floor.”

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