MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The University of West Virginia women’s basketball team wrapped up its two home games on Wednesday, January 12, as the Mountaineers host Texas Tech at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.
Kick-off against the Lady Raiders is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Wednesday’s contest will air on Big 12 now on ESPN +, with Nick Farrell, Meg Bulger and Anjelica Trinone on the call. Additionally, fans can stream the game on the WVU Gameday App, WVUsports.com or on the Mountaineer Sports Network, including 100.9 WZST-FM, with Dan Zangrilli On call. Live statistics will be available at WVUsports.com.
Wednesday’s game is WVU Faculty / Staff and Students Appreciation Night. All faculty, staff and students will receive free entry to the game with a valid University ID.
In addition, the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free embroidered keychain. Fans can purchase tickets now for just $ 5 at WVUGAME.com. Wednesday is also a Weekday Happy Hour, with drinks at half price 6-7 hours from
West Virginia and Texas Tech are scheduled to meet for the 20th time. WVU is 7-2 against TTU in Morgantown and has won the last six games inside the WVU Coliseum. Additionally, the Mountaineers have defeated the Lady Raiders in nine straight meetings, dating back to January 25, 2017.
WVU has also won 12 of the last 13 games against TTU, which includes a two-game sweep in the Seasonal Series from a year ago.
The Mountaineers are averaging 75.8 points per game against the Lady Raiders during their current winning streak, while keeping Tech at 65.3 points per game.
Texas Tech is entering Wednesday’s contest after losing to Oklahoma State, 57-55, on Jan. 8 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock. Tech has lost four of its last five games, dating back to December 20, with its only win at the time. 9 Texas, 74-61, January 5, in Austin.
Texas Tech opened the season with a 6-1 record, including a five-game winning streak to start the year.
After making her season debut against Lamar on Nov. 19 guard senior Vivian Gray has played in just five games since Dec. 2, but has started each of the first three Big 12 games for the Lady Raiders. Gray leads Tech in scoring, at 17.3 points per game, as Rhyle McKinney and Taylah Thomas are tied for the team’s lead in total scoring this season, with 142 points each.
WVU comes off a 71-61 loss to Kansas State in its first Big 12 home game on Jan. 8, at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.
West Virginia’s scoring efforts were led by a junior guard KK Deans, who scored 17 points, the best of the team. Upper guard Madisen Smith scored 13 points to also finish in double digits. Fifth year senior center Ejiofor blessing matched a team of top eight rebounds at WVU pace on the glass.