The Kansas State women’s basketball team’s best chance at ending its losing skid might be Tuesday night on the road at Texas Tech.
K-State and Texas Tech are the only two remaining Big 12 teams without conference victories yet this season.
(Kansas State’s Leti Romero drives in for a first-half layup against Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum).
For the Wildcats (6-9, 0-4 Big 12), Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game in Lubbock, Texas, marks the end of a short two-game road trip that began with a 61-50 loss at Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Red Raiders, under the direction of first-year head coach Candace Whitaker, have identical records as K-State — losing in a 67-46 rout at Kansas on Saturday.
Not only will the Wildcats be looking to end their current four-game losing streak — the last win coming on Dec. 30 against UC Riverside — but they’ll also be looking to snap a 10-game road losing streak that dates back to last season. This is first time since the 1992-93 season in the Big Eight that K-State has lost its first four conference games.
K-State split with Texas Tech a year ago — losing 59-50 in Lubbock and winning 68-62 in Manhattan last March.
The Wildcats are led by freshman guard Leti Romero and junior guard Ashia Woods. The two have combined to score 56 percent of K-State’s total points through the first four Big 12 games this season. Romero, coming off her second double-double on Saturday night at OU, is averaging 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists a game. Woods, since returning from her season-ending Achilles tendon tear last season, is averaging 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds a game.
Texas Tech has lost five straight games - all six of its wins coming at home this season. The Red Raiders are led by Amber Battle — their only player in double figures at 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds a game. The junior guard ranks fourth in the Big 12 in scoring this season and second in rebounds.