Women’s basketball team poised to bounce back against TCU

Members of the K-State women's basketball team cheer on their teammates against Oklahoma in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 17, 2018. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

Coming off a tough 75-50 loss to No. 4 Baylor in Waco, Texas, the Kansas State women’s basketball team will aim to defend its home court against the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday.

The Wildcats have done well at home this year with a 7-4 home record, and they will try to bounce back and make it 8-4.

TCU is coming off a 76-66 win over KU on Saturday, and the Horned Frogs will come into Bramlage Coliseum with a four-game winning streak. TCU has gone 2-3 on the road in Big 12 conference play, so it should be a fun matchup with K-State having its hands full defending the home court.

This will be the first time K-State and TCU have played each other this year.

Junior guard Kayla Goth will hope for another good performance, coming off a 22-point game with five assists and three rebounds against Baylor.

This is K-State’s ninth conference game of the year and it is just its third non-ranked matchup. The Wildcats are split 1-1 against non-ranked opponents, beating Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, and losing at home to the University of Oklahoma.

This will be TCU’s fourth non-ranked matchup in Big 12 play — the Horned Frogs have gone 2-2 in those games.

Sitting at 3-5 in conference play, this is an important game for K-State’s future in the Big 12 rankings. The Wildcats will soon go on the road for two games against KU and Oklahoma.

TCU is sitting at 5-3 in the Big 12. A win against K-State on Wednesday will have the Horned Frogs at 6-3 in the Big 12, and would set them up to host Oklahoma at home with a five-game winning streak.

On Wednesday, we will see if the Horned Frogs will continue their winning streak and put themselves up there at the top of the Big 12, or if the Wildcats can defend their home court and keep themselves in the middle of the Big 12.

It should be a good, closely contested game that will go down to the wire. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.