The fifth week of the 2022-23 Big 12 women’s basketball season is here. Our Week 5 primer gets you ready for the week ahead in Big 12 basketball.
Below you’ll find our game of the week, our mid-major danger game of the week, notes to watch, the week’s schedule with TV information and links to other useful college basketball information during the season.
Game of the Week
Iowa State at Iowa, Wednesday. Not a hard decision. It’s a Top 10 matchup between these two in-state rivals and another opportunity to watch Iowa State’s Ashley Joens and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark do their thing. It’s a big test for ISU center Stephanie Soares, too.
Mid-Major Danger Game of the Week
Wichita State at Kansas, Sunday. Entering the week the Shockers have one loss and would love nothing more than to beat the Jayhawks. Oh, and Kansas will be coming off their highly-anticipated game with Arizona. Will the Jayhawks have a let-down either way?
Five Players to Watch
G Ashley Joens, Iowa State: When you’re playing your best, you’ve got to have your best. It’s Joens’ last Cy-Hawk and it’s in her hometown of Iowa City.
G Jaelyn Glenn, Kansas State: She’s grown into the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer entering this week, averaging 15.1 points per game.
G Skylar Vann, Oklahoma: Vann was one of three Sooners with a double-double against Northwestern State last week. She’s averaging 11.6 points and a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game.
F Aaliyah Moore, Texas: The focus is on the transfers and guard Rori Harmon. But the sophomore forward is averaging 11.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
G Madisen Smith, West Virginia: She put up a career-high 24 points recently and she’s leading the Mountaineers with 15.1 points per game.
Team to Watch
Kansas. As mentioned above, it’s a big measuring stick week for Kansas. Arizona is a Top 25 team that enters the week undefeated. Plus, that game is in Tucson. Then the Wichita State game. We’re going to get a really good sense of where Kansas is going into Big 12 action in a couple of weeks.
Oklahoma guard Taylor Robertson is the Big 12 and Oklahoma career 3-Point record holder as she entered the season with 446 3-pointers. In her last season in Norman, she has the chance to leave as the all-time NCAA leader in made 3-pointers, male or female. In each primer, we’ll track her progress.
Taylor Robertson: 466 (through eight games)
Men’s leader: Fletcher McGee (Wofford), 509
Needed to pass McGee: 44
Women’s leader: Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), 497
Needed to pass Mitchell: 31
This Week’s Schedule (all times central)
George Washington at TCU, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Loyola Marymount at Oklahoma State, 11 a.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Sam Houston at Texas Tech, 11:30 a.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Iowa State at Iowa, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Kansas City at Kansas State, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
UT Arlington at Baylor, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Robert Morris at West Virginia, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Kansas at Arizona, 7 p.m., Pac 12 Networks
Missouri State at TCU, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
South Dakota State at Kansas State, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Iowa State, noon, Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Robert Morris at Oklahoma, noon, ESPN+/SoonerVision
Alabama State at Texas, 2 p.m., LHN
Wichita State at Kansas, 2 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
West Virginia at Penn State, 3 p.m.
Links to Use
Team Schedules, Results
Signing Classes for 2023
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