Lady Toppers welcomes Louisiana Tech on Saturday – University of Western Kentucky Athletics

Bowling Green, K. – The WKU women’s basketball team continues to play in the Conference USA on Saturday, with Louisiana Tech hosting the EA Diddle Arena at 2 p.m.

Game information

WKU (8-4, 1-0 C-USA) from Louisiana Tech (8-4, 0-1 C-USA)
Saturday, January 1 | 2 p.m.
Bowling Green, Ky | EA Diddle Arena
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Game Notes: WKU | LA Tech

About Lady Topers

  • WKU opened the C-USA game 1-0 with a 98-88 win over South Miss on Thursday to open the conference. The win was the third straight victory for the Lady Topers in the last eight games.
  • Thursday’s fast-paced WKU is the highest-ranked WKU team in the FIU since January 11, 2018, scoring more than 20 points per quarter and placing 98 points on the board.
  • Meral Abdelgawad And Mia Meredith He had career nights with 36 and 24 points respectively. Alexis Med He joined the two doubles with 13 points.
  • Abdelgawad has been on the offensive for the past four games, scoring 30 points in three games. She is one of only two players in the NCAA Division I to score three points with 33 points or more (Ayoka Lee, Kansas State).
  • The WKU defensive pressure is statistically significant. Lady Toppers is ranked 20th in the country with 22.17 tackles per game and 11.2 tackles in 25 games nationwide.
  • On the offensive side, WKU has released 192 assists, leading C-USA and 46th nationally this season. Lady Topper 8.1 is second in the league with 3 points per game. WKU averages 74.0 points per game, the third highest in the conference.
  • Abdelgawad is WKU’s leading scorer with an average of 19.7 points per game, second only to C-USA. The current 236 total points will guide the conference. Abdelgawad leads the Lady Topers in the mirror, pulling 8.4 boards in a game and is the third-highest total of any C-USA player with 101 appearances this season. She finished second in the league with 30 points.
  • WKU has five real beginners on the roster and the beginners are influential. Elementary students score 55.4% of WKU points in 12 games. Mia Meredith He is averaging 12.5 points per game. Alexis Med She has an average of 11.5 points per game behind her.
  • Abdelgawad is the only high school student for WKU. Lady Topers is the only top team in Conference USA. All other teams have at least four.
  • Season 2021-22 marks the 60th anniversary of WKU Women’s Basketball.

Series vs LA Tech

  • LA Tech is the fourth-largest opponent of WKU in program history and the second-highest-ranked C-USA opponent behind Central Tennessee. In total, the two teams have met 50 times with Lady Texster, who has a 27-23 advantage.
  • Last season, WKU and LA Tech clashed twice in Ruston, splitting the game in two. Lady Topers won the first match 61-55, and Lady Texster won the second 58-52. LA Tech victory WKU wins 10 games against Lady Techsters
  • WKU leads the series 15-9 in bowling green games.

LA Tech Notes

  • Lady Textors opened their C-USA opening Thursday, 62-44, at Marshall. Kayun and Walker led the team with 21 points.
  • Walker led the team during the season, averaging 16.7 points per game. Anna Lርr ሮr በር Robersen is the leader of the team with 9.4 boards per game.
  • LA Tech is second in the C-USA with Random Shots (4.2 bpg), third points (55.9), quarterbacks (37.2) and third-place finishes (9.8).


  • WKU will hit the road for the first C-USA road game of the season at FIU on Saturday, January 8th.

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