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Big Monday Matchup: No. 1 Baylor at No. 3 UConn: Preview and link roundup

Big Monday Matchup: No. 1 Baylor at No. 3 UConn: Preview and link roundup

The defending national champion and top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0 Big 12) seek to extend their nation’s best 22-game win streak when they play a non-conference road game vs. No. 3 Connecticut (24-1, 11-1 Big East) in Hartford’s XL?Center on Monday,…

Dishin & Swishin 2/14/13 Podcast: Kevin Negandhi takes over as ESPN studio host for women’s hoops starting with Play4Kay

Dishin & Swishin 2/14/13 Podcast: Kevin Negandhi takes over as ESPN studio host for women’s hoops starting with Play4Kay

[display_podcast] Play4Kay Schedule It is not just the quantity but also the quality of the coverage of women’s basketball that has improved dramatically over the last few years. Between the ESPN family of networks and their streaming internet coverage, the…

TCU drops 76-75 heartbreaker vs. Kansas, first Big 12 victory eludes Horned Frogs

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU appeared well on its way to capturing its first Big 12 victory Wednesday night, but Kansas scored with 14 seconds left to escape Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a heartbreaking 76-75 victory. With 32.6 seconds left in…

Led by Sims, Baylor routs Texas Tech 89-47 as Griner notches 54th career double-double

Led by Sims, Baylor routs Texas Tech 89-47 as Griner notches 54th career double-double

No. 1 Baylor (23-1, 13-0) completed a regular season sweep of Texas Tech Tuesday night in Waco with an 89-47 rout in front of 8,538 fans. Junior point guard Odyssey Sims led her team with 18 points, six steals and…

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…

Slideshow: No. 1 Baylor has no problem putting away Kansas, 86-45

Slideshow: No. 1 Baylor has no problem putting away Kansas, 86-45

  No. 1 Baylor continued its undefeated run in Big 12 play at home Wednesday night against the visiting Kansas Jayhawks (14-7, 5-5) in front of 8,289 fans. En route to the 86-45 victory, senior center Brittney Griner moved into…

Double digit performances from TCU not enough to overcome No. 22 Oklahoma State

Sophomore Natalie Ventress and senior Delisa Gross both scored in double-figures Tuesday night, but No. 22 Oklahoma State was able to record a 76-59 victory at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Natalie Ventress led the Horned Frogs on the night with a game-high…

Baylor and UConn organize friendly competition between fan bases to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Leading up to the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s game against Baylor on February 18, the fan bases of the Huskies and the Lady Bears have been entered into a competition to see which group can raise the most…

McGee-Stafford’s double-double helps Texas survive TCU in battle between young teams

McGee-Stafford’s double-double helps Texas survive TCU in battle between young teams

FT. WORTH, Texas – Both Texas (9-11, 2-7) and TCU (7-13, 0-9) went into Saturday afternoon’s game at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth looking to escape the doldrums of numerous losses in the Big 12. For Texas, the victor in…

Dishin & Swishin 1/31/13 Podcast: With the Hall of Fame beckoning and a new conference to challenge, Gary Blair has Texas A&M ready for another post-season run

Dishin & Swishin 1/31/13 Podcast: With the Hall of Fame beckoning and a new conference to challenge, Gary Blair has Texas A&M ready for another post-season run

[display_podcast] It has been a very strange season in College Station, Texas. This year Texas A&M coach Gary Blair will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. With the loss of important pieces of last year’s team, and…

Video: Brittney Griner smashes Big 12 all-time scoring record, scores 40 points and throws down a dunk

Video: Baylor athletics Just four days after setting a new NCAA record for blocks, Baylor star center Brittney Griner broke the Big 12 women’s career scoring record in a 90-60 rout of rival Texas Tech (16-5, 6-3) in Lubbock Wednesday…

Griner sets NCAA blocking record, nearly ties Big 12 all-time scoring record in win over Oklahoma

Griner sets NCAA blocking record, nearly ties Big 12 all-time scoring record in win over Oklahoma

Photos: Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. Quotes WACO, Texas – No. 1 Baylor’s Brittney Griner made history Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at the Ferrell Center in Waco setting the NCAA career record blocked shots for men…

Video: Brittney Griner’s breakaway dunk vs. Iowa State, January 23, 2013

Video: Brittney Griner’s breakaway dunk vs. Iowa State, January 23, 2013

Brittney Griner notched her third dunk of the season and 11th in her career last night in a 66-51 Baylor (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) win on the road at Iowa State in front of 11,220 fans. Overall, she scored 22…

Texas senior Cokie Reed and junior Chelsea Bass retire from basketball

Texas (7-8, 0-4 Big 12) senior Cokie Reed and junior Chelsea Bass announced their retirement from basketball Tuesday afternoon. Both players have been plagued by injuries. “Due to exercise-induced hypertension, I have been advised by the UT medical staff that…

Oklahoma takes down Texas, Longhorn woes continue

Oklahoma takes down Texas, Longhorn woes continue

Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. Sharane Campbell scored a career-high 24 points and No. 17 Oklahoma defeated Texas 78-70 Saturday.  Despite the loss, the Longhorns had four players scoring in double figures. It was Oklahoma’s fifth win against Texas (7-6,…

Griner dunk sets off Baylor 74-35 rout of TCU in Big 12 opener

Griner dunk sets off Baylor 74-35 rout of TCU in Big 12 opener

FORT WORTH, Texas – In their first meeting in 17 years, No. 2 Baylor and TCU started out their matchup with a few ties and the appearance that the Horned Frogs would be able to prove their mettle in their…

TCU faces the challenge of No. 2 Baylor in first season of Big 12 play, five league games on Wednesday

TCU faces the challenge of No. 2 Baylor in first season of Big 12 play, five league games on Wednesday

No. 2 Baylor at Texas Christian Jan. 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m. CT Fort Worth, Texas – Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) TV: FSSW Plus Notes || Big 12 Openers FORT WORTH, Texas – Even though only 86 miles separate No. 2 Baylor…

Freshman Alexis Prince leads No. 3 Baylor in 106-41 rout of SE Louisiana

Freshman Alexis Prince leads No. 3 Baylor in 106-41 rout of SE Louisiana

Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. 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…

Hot start and defense key to Baylor’s throttling of Tennessee

Hot start and defense key to Baylor’s throttling of Tennessee

Quotes No. 3 Baylor (9-1) began its 76-53 rout of No. 10 Tennessee (7-2) on a 17-0 run with 6-8 center Brittney Griner scoring the first six points during the offensive spurt. “I thought we came out on fire,” said…

No. 10 Tennessee continues Lone Star road trip at No. 3 Baylor

No. 10 Tennessee continues Lone Star road trip at No. 3 Baylor

Tennessee defeated Texas, 94-75 in Austin on Dec. 16. Meighan Simmons scored a team-high 18 points to lead six Lady Vols in double figures. Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. After a solid 94-75 victory over Texas Sunday, No.…

No. 17 UCLA earns decisive victory over No. 12 Texas, 62-42

No. 17 UCLA earns decisive victory over No. 12 Texas, 62-42

Photo Gallery By the numbers Points in the paint: UCLA 40, Texas 22 Points off turnovers: UCLA 23, Texas 12. 2nd chance points: UCLA 8, Texas 17 Fast break points: UCLA 12, Texas 4. Bench points: UCLA 24, Texas 16…

No. 12 Texas faces No. 17 UCLA in televised doubleheader showcase at Houston’s Reliant Stadium

No. 12 Texas faces No. 17 UCLA in televised doubleheader showcase at Houston’s Reliant Stadium

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 2:32 p.m. ET Reliant Stadium (19,000), Houston, Texas TV: Longhorn Network. Fran Harris (pxp), Debbie Antonelli (analyst) and Kaylee Hartung (reporter) Radio: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” || UCLABruins.com Series: UCLA leads,…

No. 3 Baylor heads to No. 5 Notre Dame in first-ever visit to South Bend for national championship rematch

No. 3 Baylor at No. 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind., Purcell Pavilion (9,149) Series: Baylor leads 3-0 (First meeting at Notre Dame) TV: ESPN2 (Dave O’Brien, pxp / Doris Burke, color / Rebecca Lobo, sideline) Radio: Pulse FM (96.9/92.1),…

Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the sidelines with Rice as Baylor’s Brittney Griner returns home to Houston to face the Owls

Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the sidelines with Rice as Baylor’s Brittney Griner returns home to Houston to face the Owls

Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. Just a few weeks ago Minnesota Lynx forward/center Taj McWilliams-Franklin joined Rice University on the sidelines to begin her duties as an assistant coach. The Lynx reached the WNBA Finals for the second…

Stanford edges UConn to take top spot in AP Top 25, Baylor falls to No. 3

Stanford edges UConn to take top spot in AP Top 25, Baylor falls to No. 3

AP Story || Poll Three days after stunning Baylor, Stanford took the top spot in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll. Baylor fell from No. 1 to No. 3. UCLA, Kansas, Dayton and North Carolina entered the top 25 while…