The West Virginia University women’s basketball team returns to Morgantown on Tuesday, Feb. 11, as the Mountaineers host Kansas State at the WVU Coliseum.
Opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, at the WVU Coliseum. Dan Zangrilli and Ayana Dunning will call the game for the Mountaineer Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The game can be found on Jack-FM 100.9, as well as affiliates across the state, the TuneIn Radio App and WVUSports.com. A live stream of Tuesday’s contest will be available on WVUsports.com.
Tuesday’s game is WVU Faculty and Staff Night, as WVU employees with a valid employee I.D. can receive free admission. The game against KSU also is WVU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee night, as well as Happy Hour at concessions stands inside the WVU Coliseum.
The Mountaineers (14-7, 4-6 Big 12) and the Wildcats (10-11, 4-6 Big 12) meet for the 18th time in the series and the second time this season on Tuesday. West Virginia won the first meeting, 74-63, on Jan. 5 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. WVU holds the all-time advantage in the series, 12-5. The Mountaineers last defeated K-State inside the WVU Coliseum on Jan. 26, 2019, when they earned a 60-30 win. The victory marked the fewest points allowed by WVU in a Big 12 game in program history.
West Virginia is coming off a 60-57 loss to Oklahoma State on Feb. 8, at the Gallagher-Iba Arena, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A pair of Mountaineers scored in double figures in the loss, as redshirt junior guard Kysre Gondrezick netted 13 points, and sophomore forward Kari Niblack added 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. Redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin led the Mountaineers on the glass, collecting eight rebounds and seven points.
Kansas State is coming off a 54-40 loss to Baylor in Manhattan on Feb. 8. Prior to its loss to BU, K-State had won three of its last four games, with the Wildcats only loss coming against TCU, 65-61. Ayoka Lee leads the Wildcats in scoring and is averaging a double-double through 21 games this season (15.6 ppg, 10.8 rpg). Teammate Peyton Williams also is averaging a double-double this season for KSU (15.4 ppg, 11.7 rpg) and is the team’s leading rebounder. Combined, the pair have accounted for 43 percent of KSU’s points scored and 49 percent of the team’s rebounds this season.