Feb. 18, 2014
TULSA - Louisiana Tech gets another opportunity to break through in the win column on the road when the Lady Techsters travel to face Tulsa Wednesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in a game that is set to tipoff at 7 p.m. CT.
Tech (7-17, 2-9 C-USA) is looking for its first road win of the season and the first since defeated UTSA 78-72 on Feb. 7 of last year.
"Tulsa is a difficult place to play," said Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon. "Everyone knows it has been a difficult year for us on the road. However, we are keeping a positive attitude and our confidence in our ability to win on the road. It's more about us as a team and what we have to do to be successful away from home."
Both teams enter the game in need of a victory as LA Tech has dropped four in a row while the Golden Hurricane (10-12, 4-7 C-USA) have lost five in a row. Despite Tech's struggles in league play, the Lady Techsters find themselves only two games out of moving up seven spots in the conference standings with five contests remaining.
"There is a lot to play for still," Weatherspoon said. "That's our message to the kids on a daily basis. We need to win some games, and we need to do it the right way. We have a great chance to move up in the standings (heading into the league tournament). We have an opportunity; it's just a matter of taking advantage of it."
Tulsa is 5-5 at home this season but has dropped its last three games at the Donald W. Reynolds Center to Middle Tennessee, Florida Atlantic and Rice. Ashley Clark leads TU averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while Kelsee Grovey (12.5 ppg, 47-112 three-pointers) and Mariah Turner (10.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg) are also contributing double figures on a nightly basis.
Junior forward Whitney Frazier continues to lead LA Tech, averaging 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Frazier is attempting to become only the 10th player in program history - and only the third in the last 23 years - to average a double double in a single season.
Tech leads the all-time series against Tulsa 8-1 with all nine previous meetings coming when the two programs were both members of the Western Athletic Conference (2001-05).
The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on KNBB 97.7 FM and KTKC 92.9 FM with the pregame show starting at 6:30 p.m. Fans can also access audio online by purchasing a subscription to LA Tech All-Access at LATechSports.com.
In-game Twitter updates can be followed at @LATechWBB and fans can follow Lady Techster basketball on Facebook by LIKING Facebook.com/LATechWBB.