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No. 1 Baylor hosts Oklahoma State

Published on January 11, 2012

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No. 1 Baylor (15-0, 2-0) vs. Oklahoma State (9-2, 1-1)
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, Waco, Texas
Radio: Waco: ESPN Central Texas/Stillwater: 105.5 FM (Kevin Gum)
TV: None
Streaming: Baylorbears.com (paid)

While it has been a season of unimaginable tragedy for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball team, the Cowgirls have managed to compile a 9-2 record, even as they continue to deal with the tragic loss of former head coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna.  They even upset Texas last Saturday when the Longhorns were ranked at No. 23 in the AP poll.

Tonight they are in Waco to take on No. 1-ranked Baylor (15-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12). The Lady Bears lead the series between the two teams 25-10 and have won the last three against OSU.

Quick look at Oklahoma State

The Cowgirl’s are the nation’s top field goal defensive team. They have held all 11 of their opponents under 40 percent shooting from the floor. The win over Texas was the first victory over a ranked team for OSU since March 12, 2010. The game against Baylor marks the third consecutive meeting with a top 25 team for the Cowgirls.

Probable Starters

  • Center -  Vicky McIntyre, 6-6 Sophomore
  • Forward -  Liz Donohoe, 6-0 Freshman
  • Forward -  Kendra Suttles, 6-1 Sophomore
  • Guard – Tiffany Bias, 5-6 Sophomore
  • Guard -  Taylor Schippers, 5-8 Freshman

Quick look at Baylor

Baylor is one of four remaining undefeated teams among NCAA Division I programs and look to extend their program-best season opening record to 16-0 for a 32-game home win streak. The Lady Bears lead the league in scoring offense (83.7 ppg), blocks (8.3 bpg) and assists (20.3 apg). Brittney Griner currently paces the league in scoring (21.9 ppg), blocks (5.3 bpg) and double-doubles (7). Odyssey Sims ranks first among Big 12 players with 4.1 steals per game. Baylor is the only school to have its women’s basketball and men’s basketball (No. 4) teams ranked among the AP Top 25.

Probable Starters

  • Center – Brittney Griner, 6-8, Junior
  • Forward – Destiny Williams, 6-1, RS Junior
  • Guard – Jordan Madden, 6-0, Junior
  • Guard – Kimetria Hayden, 6-0, Junior
  • Guard – Odyssey Sims, 5-8, Sophomore

 

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