OSU women's basketball update
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 2:57 AM
15-4 overall, 4-4 Big 12
Catching up: After winning 65-52 at Kansas on Saturday, the 19th-ranked Cowgirls stumbled 67-61 at home Tuesday against West Virginia, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Player to watch: Center Kendra Suttles has become a consistent scorer and a viable replacement when OSU's post players get into foul trouble. In the past four games, she is averaging 12.3 points off the bench.
Rough night: Cowgirl point guard Tiffany Bias typically has an incredible assist-to-turnover ratio, but Tuesday was not her night. She turned the ball over 11 times and had four assists, plus 15 points.
After the game, Bias owned up to her miscues.
"I'm very disappointed in how I played at the point-guard position," she said. "I think that they played good deny defense on the wings, and I shouldn't have forced so many passes.
"I'm very disappointed in how I performed, but it's one of those nights that I have to move on from and play better."
The rest of the team accounted for 11 turnovers.
"Over half of those were self-inflicted, where we would make mistakes that just didn't make sense," coach Jim Littell said. "We would throw an outlet pass out of bounds when we were making a comeback. We turned the ball over various different ways.
"I think that part of it has to do with their pressure, and then part of it had to do with us not being focused and not taking care of the basketball."
Donohoe's streak ends: Twenty-six seconds into the West Virginia game, Liz Donohoe missed her first free throw, ending her streak of 40 consecutive makes. The streak is tied for the school record set by Andrea Riley in 2005 and is ranked 14th in NCAA history.
2012-13 NCAA free throw percentage leaders
Liz Donohoe, OSU||95.8%|
Jacqui Kalin, N. Iowa||95.4%|
G. Washington, Sacred Heart||94.3%|