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WVU looks for second straight win against TCU on Tuesday

The West Virginia women’s basketball team will tip-off against TCU on Tuesday evening at the WVU Colisuim, where they will look to get back-to-back conference wins.

West Virginia (9-7, 2-4 Big 12) comes off beating Oklahoma State on Saturday, winning, 61-57. TCU (6-9, 2-4 Big 12) also brings in the same 2-4 mark in Big 12 play after splitting their last four games in conference play.

The Mountaineers lead the Horned Frogs in all offensive categories as Mountaineer head coach Mike Carey’s squad averages 68.1 points per game, while Raegan Pebley’s team posts an average of 63.5 points per game. The Horned Frogs are however a better team on the boards averaging 38.3 rebounds per matchup, compared to West Virginia’s 36.8 rebounds per game.

While West Virginia currently has a pair of players averaging double figures in KK Deans’ 15.6 points per game and Esmery Martinez’s 11.3 points per game, TCU only has one player averaging double figures. That Horned Frog is graduate guard Lauren Heard’s 15.5 points per game while also holding the team lead with 6.6 rebounds.

The Mountaineers are leading the Horned Frogs in all offensive shooting statistics including a higher 42.1 field goal percentage over TCU’s 37.3 field goal percentage. Carey’s team also shoots a 27.8 three-point percentage while the Horned Frogs only stroke it at a 26.3 three three-pointer percentage. An area that Carey has emphasized before about his team is the importance of knocking down free throws as his team eclipses a 72.3 three-point percentage.

The main five Texas Christian scorers have included Heard, grad guard Aahliya Jackson’s 28.9 minutes per game, grad forward Michelle Berry’s 28.1 minutes per game, senior guard Okako Adika’s 22.7 minutes per game and senior forward Yummy Morris’s 20.2 minutes per contest.

The Mountaineers lead the Horned Frogs in forcing turnovers as West Virginia makes 21.1 snatches off turnovers while TCU forces to turn the rock over, 15.4 times. Heard leads her team in steals with 24 while junior guard Tavy Diggs has made 19 steals and Adika had 14 steals so far this year.

West Virginia and TCU will tip off on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. inside the Coliseum with televising on Big 12 Now and ESPN+.  

Photo by Dale Sparks, All Pro Photography

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