MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 15, 2021) – Riding a four-game win streak, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team welcomes Oklahoma State to Morgantown, on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Opening tip against the Cowgirls is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. Dan Zangrilli and Ayana Dunning will call the game for the Mountaineer Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The game can be found on 100.9 WZST-FM as well as affiliates across the state, the TuneIn Radio App and WVUSports.com. Saturday’s contest also will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ , with Andrew Caridi, Warren Baker and Anjelica Trinone on the call. For more information on how to watch tomorrow’s game, visit WVUSports.com/Big12Now.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia’s home games will take place without spectators in the WVU Coliseum through Sunday, Jan. 24. Only essential game operations personnel and families of the players and women’s basketball staff will be admitted into the arena. Gates will open at 12 p.m., for essential game operations personnel and at 1 p.m., for members of the media who have requested a credential for Saturday’s game. Credential pick-up will be located at the Gold Gate.
West Virginia (9-2, 3-2 Big 12) and Oklahoma State (9-3, 5-1 Big 12) are set to meet on the basketball
court for the 21st time on Saturday. WVU and OSU are tied in the all-time series, 10-10, but the Mountaineers hold the advantage, 5-4, when playing in Morgantown. The Cowgirls took the first meeting between the two teams this season on Dec. 12, winning 78-73 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The Mountaineers are coming off an 83-78 win over Texas Tech on Jan. 13. Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick led the West Virginia scoring attack for the fourth consecutive game by tallying a team-high 19 points. Sophomore forward Esmery Martinez led WVU in rebounding and posted her sixth consecutive double-double, finishing with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Junior guard Jasmine Carson also finished in double figures for the second time in her WVU career, tallying 13 points in nine minutes played. The win marked West Virginia’s fourth consecutive victory, including its third straight in Big 12 play.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 90-80 loss at Iowa State on Jan. 13. Forward Natasha Mack led the OSU scoring effort in the win, with a team-high 34 points. Mack also hauled in a team-best 13 rebounds to tally her fifth consecutive double-double. Guard Lexy Keys also tallied double figures in the loss, finishing with 14 points. The Cowgirls have won three consecutive games against WVU, and those three wins have come by a combined 10 points.