Lady Raiders head to West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are looking to bounce back as they take on the No. 23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m. CT in WVU Coliseum.


Texas Tech (16-7, 5-5 Big 12) is coming off a road loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats last Saturday. In the game, Jasmine Shavers showed out with a 21-point performance after connecting with five 3-pointers and adding six boards. In addition, Bailey Maupin collected eight assists and nine points, while Loghan Johnson picked up a career-best seven rebounds and three assists.


The Lady Raiders continue to get to the free throw line as they average 19.09 free throw attempts per game and make 14.70 per game. Texas Tech is ranked 36th nationally and first in the conference with a 77.0 percent free throw percentage. Tech is holding opponents to 60.0 points per game while also forcing 19.65 turnovers each game, good for 40th in the NCAA.


Leading the team in scoring is Shavers and Maupin as they total 14.8 and 14.1 points, respectively. On the rebounding side, Kilah Freelon has a team-best 5.5 per game, while Shavers (5.4) and Jordyn Merritt (5.3) are just behind. Maupin also leads the team with 3.7 assists per game and Shavers boasts a team-high 35 steals.



The No. 23 West Virginia Mountaineers are coming into the game with a 19-2 overall record and an 8-2 record in conference play. Some key wins have come against Kansas (85-60), Iowa State (84-78) and BYU (76-69). Their two losses were against the Cyclones in their first meeting this season (64-74) and versus No. 10 Texas (49-70). The Mountaineers are first in the country in both steals per game (14.4) and turnover margin (9.43), while ranking second in turnovers forced per game with 24.67. West Virginia is shooting an impressive 46.5 percent from the field, which is good for 22nd in the NCAA. The Mountaineers have three players averaging double-figure scoring per game in JJ Quinerly (19.5), Jordan Harrison (13.9) and Lauren Fields (11.2). Kyah Watson is leading WVU with 5.9 rebounds per game followed by Tirzah Moore with 4.3.



Live stats will be provided on StatBroadcast and the game will be streamed on ESPN+. Fans can also listen to the game in the Varsity Network App.


Release Provided By Casey Montalvo Texas Tech Athletics

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