WOAY – The Big 12 women’s basketball preseason poll was released Thursday, with West Virginia picked to finish third in the league.
The Mountaineers received 66 votes from the league’s coaches, finishing behind Baylor and Texas, who received the conference’s first-place votes; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams.
WVU had three players mentioned in the preseason honors earlier this week. Senior guard Tynice Martin was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team; she averaged 18 points and 5.8 rebounds a game in 2018-19. Kari Niblack and Madisen Smith were both named honorable mention.
West Virginia women’s basketball opens their season November 7 against St. Francis. They will be in Southern West Virginia November 17 when they play Radford at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.