Freshman Alexis Prince leads No. 3 Baylor in 106-41 rout of SE Louisiana
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No. 3 Baylor (10-1) had no problems soundly defeating Southeastern Louisiana 106-41 in Waco Saturday for its 46th consecutive home win to close out 2012. With No. 1 Stanford’s loss to No. 2 Connecticut in Palo Alto earlier in the day, Baylor now hold’s the nation’s longest active home win streak.
The Lady Bears raced to an early large lead 16-2 in less than two minutes.
Four Baylor players were in double figures. Freshman Alexis Prince led her team with a career-high 17 points plus five rebounds and four steals.
“Alexis has God-given ability that you can’t coach,” said head coach Kim Mulkey of the first year’s performance.
Destiny Williams finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Madden scored all six of her shots in the first half to end with 13 points. Reigning national player of the year Brittney Griner played 20 minutes to end with 12 points, four rebounds and five blocks.
The last home loss for Baylor was against Texas on March 7, 2010. Baylor is 88-5 over its last 93 games.
The Lady Bears begin Big 12 play next week at TCU.
“I thought that for the most part that everybody understands that this is it,” said Mulkey about Saturday’s night’s performance. “They know that we are at the most important part of our season, and that is conference play.”
Brandi Simmons led Southeastern Louisiana (7-4) with 12 points. The last time the two teams played (Nov. 28, 2010) the final score was exactly the same.
Baylor tallied a 100 or more points for the first time since scoring 109 vs. Yale on Nov. 22, 2011.
Baylor made 45 field goals, its most of the season. That mark surpassed the previous high of 40 vs. Rice on Nov. 27, 2012.
With five blocks today, Griner now has a Big 12 record 629 career blocks; 34 shy of Louella Tomlinson’s (Saint Mary’s [Calif.]) NCAA DI record of 663.
Other Saturday Top 25 Results
(2) Connecticut 61, (1) Stanford 35
(5) Notre Dame 74, (11) Purdue 47
(9) Maryland 72, Hartford 40
(18) Oklahoma 79, Cal State Northridge 57
(19) South Carolina 66, Western Carolina 44
(23) Colorado 84, New Mexico 39