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.
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.