Baylor hosts Oklahoma State during annual Pink Zone game
#18/19 Baylor (18-7, 5-6) vs. Oklahoma State (18-7, 6-5)
Saturday, Februrary 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m. CST
Ferrell Center (10,284)
Baylor leads the series 21-10. Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey is 15-5 versus the Cowgirls, 8-1 in Waco. OSU won the first meeting this year in its January 9 conference opener in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
No. 18 Baylor is 18-7 on the season and 5-6 in the league and plays its second straight home game. BU’s win over Texas Tech on Wednesday marked the first of three games in a six-day span for the Lady Bears. They travel to No. 15 Texas A&M for an ESPN2 Big Monday game on February 22.
The Cowgirls are 18-7 overall and 6-5 in Big 12 action. They enter the contest riding a four-game losing streak after dropping a road game at Nebraska and home contests to Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.
Baylor is led by freshman Brittney Griner. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 at 18.9 points per game and fourth in rebounding at 8.7 boards per contest. Griner also leads the league in blocks at six per game. Baylor leads the league in shooting percentage at 47.5 percent and field goal percentage defense at 32.4 percent.
The Cowgirls are led by the league’s top scorer, senior point guard Andrea Riley’s 24.7 points a game. Riley also leads the league in assists with 171 on the season which averages out to 6.8 a contest. Senior forward Tegan Cunningham completes OSU’s double-digit scorers with 16.7 a contest and, at 7.0 a game, ranks second on the squad in rebounding. Junior transfer Precious Robinson leads the team in rebounding at 8.0 an outing.
Saturdayâ€™s contest will be Baylorâ€™s annual Pink Zone game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and 2,000 pink t-shirts will be distributed. The Womenâ€™s Basketball Coaches Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
Former Lady Bear point guard, Chelsea Whitaker, will be honored as a “B” Association Legend on Saturday. During her three-year career (2002-05), Whitaker, a Dallas native, guided the Lady Bears to the 2005 NCAA national championship and currently ranks No. 2 all-time in assists with 457.
Baylor needs 4,065 fans a game in its three remaining home games to surpass the 100,000 fan mark for the fifth consecutive season. Overall, 95,935 fans have attended Lady Bear games this season.