The 10th week of the 2022-23 Big 12 women’s basketball season is here. Our Week 10 primer gets you ready for the week ahead in Big 12 basketball.
This is the second full week of Big 12 action, with games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. College basketball goes dark on Monday for the national championship game between TCU and Georgia.
Below you’ll find our top three games of the week, our sneaky good 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.
Top Three Games of the Week
Kansas at Texas, Tuesday. The Jayhawks seek to take another step toward showing the outside world that the worm has turned in the Big 12.
Kansas at Oklahoma, Saturday. Kansas makes the trip up to Norman for a battle of Top 25 teams (or at least teams that have been in the Top 25 for much of the season).
Iowa State at Texas, Sunday. A showdown between two teams that are out to win the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles.
Sneaky Good Game of the Week
TCU at Oklahoma State, Saturday. If the Horned Frogs are going to win a game this week, it’s probably in Stillwater, but they’ll have to overcome a high-scoring Cowgirls team.
Five Players to Watch
F Morgan Kane, Iowa State: We don’t know that status of Stephanie Soares as of this preview. So the Cyclones must squeeze everything they can out of their veteran forward.
G Zakiyah Franklin, Kansas: She had a career-high 26 points against Texas Tech. Baylor did a job on her, but she’s settling into a great groove.
G Serena Sundell, Kansas State: There aren’t many players in the Big 12 that can average at least 11 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. She’s the glue that holds K-State together.
G Tomi Taiwo, TCU: She’s coming into her own for the Horned Frogs, peaking with a 33-point game in a loss to Texas Tech.
G Sonya Morris, Texas: The Longhorns’ best 3-point shooters and is also one of their most consistent scorers each game, averaging 11.7 points per game.
Team to Watch
Texas: The Longhorns are coming off a loss to Oklahoma State, and there’s a tough schedule coming. The Longhorns get Kansas — which may or may not be ranked when the new poll comes out on Monday, thanks to that loss to Baylor — and then Iowa State at home on Sunday. It’s not clear if the Cyclones will have center Stephanie Soares after her injury against Oklahoma. Either way, the Longhorns face a big week where they have to start proving to themselves they can start beating these Top 5 Big 12 teams.
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: 487 (through 14 games)
Men’s leader: Fletcher McGee (Wofford), 509
Needed to pass McGee: 22
Women’s leader: Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), 497
Needed to pass Mitchell: 10
This Week’s Schedule (all times central)
TCU at West Virginia, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Kansas at Texas, 7 p.m., LHN
Kansas State at Iowa State, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Oklahoma State at Baylor, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Kansas at Oklahoma, 2 p.m., ESPN+/SoonerVision
TCU at Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Texas Tech at Kansas State, 4 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+
Baylor at West Virginia, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Iowa State at Texas, 4 p.m., ESPN2
Links to Use
Team Schedules, Results
Signing Classes for 2023
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