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Big 12 Women’s Basketball Week 11 Preview: Games to Watch, Schedule, TV Info

Dawn Plitzuweit

The 11th week of the 2022-23 Big 12 women’s basketball season is here. Our Week 11 primer gets you ready for the week ahead in Big 12 basketball.

This is the third full week of Big 12 action, with games on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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

West Virginia at Kansas, Wednesday. The Mountaineers are looking for a road win. The Jayhawks are looking to break a three-game losing streak.  

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, Saturday. A great heat check to see how far the Cowgirls have come when they face their Bedlam rivals on the road.

Texas at Baylor, Sunday. It doesn’t matter that Texas hasn’t been ranked most of the season. This could be the best game of the week.  

Sneaky Good Game of the Week

Texas Tech at West Virginia, Saturday. Two teams that I pegged as WNIT teams at the start of league play. Both have higher aspirations, and a win gives one a leg up.

 

Five Players to Watch

F Caitlin Bickle, Baylor: Sarah Andrews and Darianna Littlepage-Buggs are getting a lot of the attention, but Bickle is the player that ties it all together.  

F Liz Scott, Oklahoma: She’s coming off a double-double against Kansas. She’s also averaging a double-double in her last two games. She’s coming on.

G Naomie Alnatas, Oklahoma State: The one player that OSU coach Jacie Hoyt imported from her former school is averaging 16 points in Big 12 action.

G Bre’Amber Scott, Texas Tech: Ever since she had to sit after making an obscene gesture at TCU she’s been red-hot on offense.

G Madisen Smith, West Virginia: The Mountaineers’ most consistent player is among the league’s best in 3-point shooting percentage and assists per game in Big 12 action.

 

Team to Watch

Kansas: The Jayhawks have lost three straight, as noted. Two of those losses are to ranked teams. The Jayhawks will likely drop out of the Top 25 this week and they have a dangerous West Virginia team at home, followed by a trip to ranked Iowa State. This was supposed to be a big test stretch for Kansas and, so far, it hasn’t measured up. The Jayhawks need a win to stop the bleeding. Two losses this week would mean six losses in Kansas’ last eight games, dating back to that triple-overtime thriller loss to Nebraska. It’s starting to look less thrilling.  

T-Rob Watch

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: 491 (through 16 games)

Men’s leader: Fletcher McGee (Wofford), 509

Needed to pass McGee: 19

Women’s leader: Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), 497

Needed to pass Mitchell: 7

This Week’s Schedule (all times central)

Wednesday

Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Oklahoma at TCU, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Kansas State at Baylor, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

West Virginia at Kansas, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Texas at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

 

Saturday

Texas Tech at West Virginia, 12 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Kansas at Iowa State, 5 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., ESPN+/SoonerVision

TCU at Kansas State, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Sunday

Texas at Baylor, 4 p.m., ESPN2

Links to Use

Rankings

AP Top 25 | USA Today Coaches | NCAA NET

Team Schedules, Results

Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | TCU | Texas | Texas Tech | West Virginia

Signing Classes for 2023

Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | TCU | Texas | Texas Tech | West Virginia

Tournaments

Big 12 Women’s Tournament | NCAA Women’s Tournament

Bracketology

ESPN

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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