Women’s hoops hosts Texas Tech for annual Pink Game

WVU Women's Basketball

The West Virginia University women’s basketball team continues its two-game homestand on Saturday, Feb. 15, as the Mountaineers host Texas Tech at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown

Opening tip is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on AT&T SportsNet, with Robby Incmikoski and Meg Bulger on the call. Dan Zangrilli and Ayana Dunning will call the game for the Mountaineer Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The game can be found on 95.7 FM, 920 AM, as well as affiliates across the state, the TuneIn Radio App and WVUSports.com.

Admission is free courtesy of WVU Medicine. Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink and will receive free pink shakers while supplies last. The WVU Cancer Institute will be selling chuck-a-ducks. Seating is on a general admission basis, with the exception of season ticket holders, who will retain their ticketed seats.

The Mountaineers (14-7, 4-6 Big 12) and the Wildcats (10-11, 4-6 Big 12) meet for the 16th time in the series on Saturday. WVU holds a 10-5 advantage all-time against TTU. The Mountaineers have won the last five meetings against the Lady Raiders and are averaging 77.6 points per game during their current win streak. West Virginia swept the season series against Texas Tech a year ago. WVU has also won the last four meetings against TTU inside the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia is coming off a loss to Kansas State, 56-55, on Feb. 11 at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. A trio of Mountaineers scored in double figures in the loss, as redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin and sophomore forward Kari Niblack added 12 points apiece. Redshirt junior guard Kysre Gondrezick also scored in double figures with 10 points. Niblack and Martin also led the way in rebounding, as they each grabbed seven boards.

TTU coach Marlene Stollings has led the Lady Raiders to a record of 15-7 this season, including a 4-7 mark in Big 12 play. Texas Tech is coming off an 89-72 win against Kansas on Feb. 12 in Lubbock. Prior to that, the Lady Raiders had lost two consecutive contests against Texas (81-66) and at Kansas State (84-70). Texas Tech has scored 100 points in a game twice this season and is averaging 80.1 points per game this season, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 9 nationally. Forward Brittany Brewer is averaging a double-double for TTU this season (16 ppg, 10 rpg) and is one of four Lady Raiders averaging double figures in scoring this season.

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