The Lady Raiders return home to face the 13th-ranked Longhorns on Wednesday night. The team looks for redemption after losing to Kansas State Saturday night, despite an All-American-type performance by Vivian Gray. The Longhorns are coming off back-to-back losses to No. 9 Baylor and has lost three in a row coming into tonight’s game. Texas will be looking to pick up another win as they hunt to overtake Kansas in the Big 12.
Tech is going to have to contain Texas Guard Joanne Allen-Taylor and Aliyah Matharu, who both are coming off impressive performances against Baylor. However, the key to a Lady Raider victory will more than likely be minimizing the fouls. In their last two games, Texas has racked up more than 20 fouls per game, like Tech’s 24 fouls in Saturday nights contest at Kansas State. In another tight match-up, it may come down to which team spent more time at the free-throw line.
There is no word yet from Head Coach Krista Gerlich on whether Tech might see the return of freshman Khadija Faye or Lexy Hightower. Which will leave Ella Tofaeono, who fouled out of Saturday’s game, to pick up the slack. If Tech can keep the fouls to a minimum and with another strong showing from Gray and Embry, the Lady Raiders look good to put an end to the five-game losing skid.