West Virginia’s women’s basketball team will take on Texas Tech at 7 p.m on Tuesday night. Texas Tech is coming into this game off a 56-74 loss to Cincinnati, while West Virginia is coming off a 76-69 win against BYU.
The Mountaineers jumped up to #22 in the AP Poll with a season record of 19-2. WVU is currently on a six-game winning streak that started on Jan. 10 after their 76-59 win against UCF. West Virginia has continued to be a great shooting team, as they are currently ranked 22nd in the NCAA in team field goal percentage. They also threaten teams on defense by forcing 24.7 turnovers per game on their opponents. The Mountaineers currently hold an 8-2 conference record and look to be one of the four teams that get an automatic bid to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship tournament.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders currently have a 16-7 record with their only big win coming against Iowa St. Cyclones, who were ranked 24th at the time, on Jan. 17. The Red Raiders are led by sophomore guard Jasmine Shavers, who leads the team in points per game with 14.8 and three-point percentage with 33.3 percent. Her highest-scoring game was Nov. 4 against Rutgers, where she scored 28. Texas Tech’s defense is led by leading shot-blocker Jordyn Merritt, a senior guard, averaging 1.2 blocks per game. The Red Raiders are currently the seventh seed in the Big 12 with a 5-5 conference record.
Tuesday night’s Big 12 game will be broadcast on u92themoose.com and on 91.7 WWVU Morgantown starting at 6:30 p.m. Aaron Parker and Tanner Mountz will be on the call from the Coliseum. Pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage will be hosted by Nico Caretto.
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