What Happened, What to Watch: TCU WBB off to best-ever start

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What Happened:

TCU women off to best-ever start
Following Thursday night’s 62-48 win over West Virginia in the team’s Big XII opener, the Horned Frogs’ record pushed to 11-1 making it their best-ever start. The team’s current eight-game win streak is the second-longest in program history.

TCU’s frontcourt of Jordan Moore and Amy Okonkwo combined for 28 points off the bench and helped the Horned Frogs outscore West Virginia in the paint 24 to 16. TCU travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State (9-3, 0-1) Sunday at 1 p.m.

Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs hits rare milestone
Lamar’s senior guard became just the fourth player in NCAA history and second player in NCAA women’s basketball history to tally 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 500 steals in a collegiate career. Old Dominion’s Ticha Penicheiro is the only current player to accomplish the same feat in women’s basketball.

"It is an honor for Chastadie to join the likes of Ticha Penicheiro in becoming the second player in Division I Women's Basketball to accomplish this feat," said LU head coach Robin Harmony in a statement to the university. "She has been a four-year player for Lamar and has been a consistent player over her career. She has helped the Lamar women's basketball team get to where we are at today."

What to Watch:

WBB: No. 8 Baylor (10-1) at Texas Tech (9-3, 0-1), Sunday, Noon on Fox Sports Networks
This could go one of two ways, Baylor would rout the Lady Raiders fairly early and easily or Tech keeps this close with its blistering offense. The Lady Raiders lost their Big XII opener to Oklahoma Wednesday night, 66-61, but played its closest game with the Sooners in five years.

Coming off of a monumental win over top-ranked UConn, can Baylor quickly reset mentally and quell an exciting Tech team that wants to push the ball?

MBB: Texas State (12-2, 1-0) vs Georgia State (10-4, 1-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. on ESPN+
The Bobcats are off to their best start since the 80s and have their toughest test of the season when the Sun Belt-favorite Georgia State Panthers come to San Marcos. The matchup to watch in this one will be the two star juniors going at it in Texas State’s Nijal Pearson (18.8 points per game) and Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds (19.4 ppg).

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