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Lady Toppers look to end four-game losing skid

Sean McInnis
WKU senior guard, Teresa Faustino, drives against UTEP in E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024.
  1. WKU womens basketball will start their final home stand of the 2023-24 season on Saturday against FIU. 

With just two games remaining this regular season, WKU will open play in March looking to end their four-game losing streak before the conference tournament.  Sitting at 15-14 (6-8 CUSA), WKU still sits fourth in the conference, but a loss will drop them below Louisiana Tech and UTEP.  A win will help maintain their place inside the top four. 

FIU is one of the better three-point shooting teams in the conference, knocking down 6.2 per game.  When the team meets their average, they are 9-2 this season.  The Panthers average 69.2 points per game and allow 63.7 points per game.  The second highest-scoring team in the conference is led by sophomore forward Mya Kone, who averages 11.5 points and eight rebounds per game.  She scored 17 points and grabbed 12 boards in FIU’s last game versus Jacksonville State. 

The Lady Toppers average 64 points per game and allow 62.6 points per game.  They have the second lowest turnover average per game and have the highest turnover margin in the conference.  They force 19.8 turnovers per game, thanks in part to junior guard Alexis Mead’s conference-leading 57 steals.  WKU leads the conference in steals overall with 10.8 per game.  

Dating back to the 1998-99 season, the Lady Toppers hold a 36-11 record versus the Panthers.  They are 20-2 versus FIU in Bowling Green. 

Tip-off is at 1 pm CT.  It can be watched on ESPN + 

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