BLOG: Texas Tech 70, Lady Toppers 60 (Final)

Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles yells at a referee during the first half of WKU’s game against Texas Tech on Wednesday. The Lady Toppers lost 70-60, dropping them to 4-8 on the season.

Zach Greenwell

The Lady Toppers (4-7) return from Christmas break with a home game against Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Texas Tech (11-1) is the first team from the Big 12 Conference’s current makeup to play at WKU since Texas visited Diddle Arena in 1990. Follow along as WKU tries to rebound from its last loss, a blowout defeat at Vanderbilt.

Texas Tech 70, WKU 60 — Final

After WKU took a 54-53 lead, Texas Tech used an 11-0 run to ice the game. Mosley leads all scorers with 20 points, while Mallard leads Texas Tech with 19. Look for more later tonight at

Texas Tech 58, WKU 54 — 3:53 2nd

Both teams traded the lead before a 3-pointer by Texas Tech’s Teena Wickett gave the Lady Raiders some separation. It’s been a sloppy game today, as both teams have 21 turnovers each.

Texas Tech 51, WKU 48 — 7:26 2nd

WKU has cut its deficit back down to three at the under-8 timeout. Mosley leads the Lady Toppers with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Howard now has 14 points.

Texas Tech 43, WKU 37 — 11:59 2nd

The Lady Raiders get a 6-0 run and once again have the lead. WKU has managed to hang tight despite its 19 turnovers.

WKU 37, Texas Tech 37 — 15:27 2nd

The Lady Toppers have managed to tie this one early in the second half. Keisha Mosley now has 16 points.

Texas Tech 31, WKU 28 — Half

The Lady Toppers finish the first half on a 10-0 run, pulling within three at halftime. Amy McNear and Keisha Mosley scored all of the points during the late burst, and Mosley now leads WKU with 12 points.

Howard has eight points, and it’s been a quiet night for everyone else.

WKU shot 50 percent in the first half, while the Lady Raiders shot 58.3 percent. Both teams turned the ball over 14 times each.

Texas Tech 31, WKU 18 — 3:27 1st

Texas Tech uses a 19-5 run since WKU took the lead to open up a double-digit advantage.

The Lady Raiders’ reserve guard Chynna Brown has scored Texas Tech’s last 12 points. She now leads all scorers.

The Lady Raiders are a blistering 14-of-20 from the field. WKU is shooting 38.9 percent and has 13 turnovers with just five assists.

Texas Tech 21, WKU 15 — 7:39 1st

Both teams have turned the ball over eight times, but Texas Tech is 10-of-15 from the field. Howard’s really the only Lady Topper that’s been a threat offensively thus far.

Texas Tech 15, WKU 13 — 11:20 1st

The Lady Tops took a 13-12 lead with a 9-2 run, but a 3-pointer by Texas Tech’s Jordan Barncastle gives the Lady Raiders the advantage.

Sophomore forward Janae Howard leads all scorers with eight points off the bench, including two 3-pointers.

Texas Tech 8, WKU 2 — 15:59 1st

Texas Tech has used a quick burst to take a six-point lead early in this one. The Lady Tops have made just one of their first five shots and have three turnovers.

Pregame — Starters for WKU remain the same as the last several games: Amy McNear G, Hope Brown G, Vanessa Obafemi G, LaTeira Owens F, and Arnika Brown F.