No. 1 Baylor handles Texas, 75-48

No. 1 Baylor took down nearby Big 12 foe Texas (9-13, 2-9) Saturday night 75-48. The win for the Lady Bears included senior center Brittney Griner’s 13th career-dunk early in the second half.

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Odyssey Sims led her team with 18 points plus four rebounds. Griner finished with 14 plus eight blocks. Jordan Madden scored 11 points for Baylor (22-1, 12-0 Big 12)

Texas freshman guard Empress Davenport and Imani McGree-Stafford scored 13 points each. McGee-Stafford had a monster rebounding night in the loss with 18.

Texas players wore pink and white jerseys for the game as part of the annual Shoot for a Cure event for breast cancer awareness.

Texas coach Karen Aston:

It’s a typical Baylor performance where they are dominating on the defensive end, in my opinion. I am really proud of our team’s effort. I’m proud that these two freshmen showed that they are willing to compete in this league. But more than anything, and what I told them in the locker room is, I would love to see our team prepare and compete on a daily basis the way that we did for this game. I think if we would begin to understand that’s the preparation it takes every single day in the Big 12, then we will begin to get somewhere.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey:

I thought they played extremely hard. I thought it was a physical game. I thought it was a very good, hard-fought game.

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