Lady Toppers looking to rebound from Duke loss against Wright State

Kurt Carson

The Lady Toppers face a quick turnaround Tuesday night after being routed by Duke on Sunday.

Following an 0-3 start, WKU will look to get back on track Tuesday night as it hosts Wright State (2-0) at 7 p.m. at Diddle Arena.

Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles said the Lady Toppers don’t have time to dwell on their loss to Duke with only one day of practice before Wright State.

“The challenge I gave to them was to come in here…and be ready to move forward,” Cowles said. “We don’t have a lot of time to break this down and dissect it.”

The Lady Toppers will be looking to improve on fundamentals that have plagued them in the early stages this season. That includes taking care of the ball after suffering 35 turnovers in their last defeat.

“This is not typical of us, and this has got to change,” Cowles said. “It starts with each individual one of us — not just the players, not just the staff, but everyone in our program — and it starts with learning from this and moving forward.”

WKU will face a Wright State team that has taken care of the ball this season, averaging only 13.5 turnovers per game compared to the 25.7 turnovers the Lady Topper have averaged.

However, the Lady Toppers will look to capitalize on the 3-point shooting they’ve found success at lately.

The Lady Toppers are shooting above 40 percent from the three-point line, outpacing the 18 percent clip that Wright State has shot from behind the arc.

WKU will need something like that to be their advantage as the Lady Toppers look to rebound from their worst home start since the 1995-96 season.

Cowles had one message to her team as they face a quick turnaround.

“Be ready to go,” she said.