Sooners visit Waco, Baylor looks to recover from loss at Oklahoma State
No. 9 Baylor Lady Bears vs. No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
7:00 p.m. CT
Ferrell Center – Waco, Texas
Television: ESPN360.com, Sooner Sports Network
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network, KRZI/ESPN- 1660 AMâ€ˆ(Waco), BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: BaylorBears.com, Audio Web Stream: BaylorBears.com, Live Stats: BaylorBears.com
2009-10 Record: 13-2
Ranking (AP/ESPN): 9/9
Last Game: L, 78-65,Â #23 Oklahoma St.
Head Coach: Kim Mulkey, Baylor/Career Record: 250-68 (10th season)
Mulkey vs. OU: 6-15
2009-10 Record: 11-3
Ranking (AP/ESPN): 13/13
Last Game: W, 73-58, Texas Tech
Head Coach: Sherri Coale, Career Record: 297-135 (14th season)
Record at OU: 297-135 (14th season)
OU vs. Baylor: OU leads 22-10
Baylor will put its 13-game home win streak on the line when it hosts Oklahoma Wednesday night. The 13th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners enter the contest with an 11-3 mark, 1-0 in Big 12 action. The Sooners opened Big 12 play with a 73-58 home win over Texas Tech.
Baylor and Oklahoma only have one common opponent at this point in the season, Tennessee. BU dropped its season opener at Tennessee (74-65) and the Sooners also lost on the road to the Lady Vols, 96-75.
Baylorâ€™s five starters, Kelli Griffin, Shanay Washington, Melissa Jones, Morghan Medlock and Brittney Griner are shooting a combined 53.0 percent (313-591) from the floor.Â Ashley Field is shooting a Big 12-leading .699 (51-73), followed by Brittneyâ€ˆGriner with .553 (109-197), Melissa Jones with .549 (56-102),Â Shanay Washington at .549 (45-82),Â Morghan Medlock at .524 (66-125), Jordan Madden at .471 (33-70) and Kelli Griffin manages .440 (34-84).
The Sooners have four active players scoring in double digits. Junior point guard Danielle Robinson leads the way with 15.9 a contest and leads the team in assists with 76. She is followed by senior forward/guard Nyeshia Stevensonâ€™s 13.9 an outing. Junior post Abi Olajuwon manages 12.4 a contest and Amanda Thompson, a senior forward, scores 11.8 a game and is the squadâ€™s top rebounder at 9.3 a contest.
With her dramatic improvement since the beginning of the season, Brittney Griner has become a National Player of the Year, Big 12 Player of the Year and All-America candidate.
Oklahoma leads the series 22-10 while BU head coach Kim Mulkey is 6-15 versus the Sooners, 3-6 in Waco.
Baylor’s Melissa Jones will not play. She is out with a stress injury to her leg. Mulkey on Jones’ injury after Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma State: “Melissa Jones has a stress reaction and weâ€™re being very cautious because we donâ€™t want to turn it into a stress fracture. Iâ€™ll sit her out the entire Big 12 if I have to so I can have her for the playoffs.”