Does the fact that Texas Tech is still searching for its first Big 12 win make them more dangerous, in an odd way?
“Absolutely. They're playing with a sense of urgency. They took Iowa State to overtime there. They led K-State for the majority of the game and were tied with a minute to go at K-State. She's played young players. You see them progressively getting better each time out. And they're not gonna want to finish 0-for-(the season), so they're gonna bring everything. They've had eight days to prep for us, and we better go down there and realize that we've got a battle on our hands.”
Can you draw from the fact that your team lost at TCU around this time last season when it was 0-13 in conference play?
“Believe me, we've reminded our players at that — that anybody can get anybody on a given night.”
Texas Tech does have the Big 12's fourth-leading scorer in Amber Battle. What makes her so difficult to guard?
“She's an exceptional athlete. She's got a good intermediate game and she's really explosive off the dribble and she gets to the free throw line a lot. It's a big challenge for us. She's a kid that can go both right or left. She's one of the most explosive players in the league off the dribble.”