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Baylor WBB Hosts Auburn in NCAA 2nd Round

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Date: Sunday, March 20

Tip-Off:  6:00  p.m. (CT)

Location:  Waco, Texas

Arena:  Ferrell Center (10,284 )

Television:  ESPN2

Talent:  Pam Ward (pxp), Carolyn Peck (analyst)

Radio:  Baylor Sports Network - IMG      College -ESPN 1660 AM

Talent:  Rick May (pxp), Lori Fogleman (analyst)

Audio: (subscription)

Live Stats:

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Tickets:  (254) 710-6446 


2015-16 Record: 34-1

Ranking (AP/ESPN):  4/4

Last Game: W, vs. Idaho, 89-59

Head Coach: Kim Mulkey

Career Record: 471-91 (16th season)

Record at BU: Same

Baylor vs. Auburn: Auburn leads 1-0

Mulkey vs. Auburn: 0-1


2015-16 Record:  20-12

Ranking (AP/ESPN):  nr/nr

Last Game: W, vs. St. John’s, 68-57

Head Coach: Terri Williams-Flournoy

Career Record: 214-163 (12th season)

Record at Auburn: 71-58 (4th season)

Dallas Regional

First Round - March 18 (Friday)

Ferrell Center - Waco, Texas

No. 1 Baylor def. No. 16 Idaho - 89-59

No. 9 Auburn  def. No. 8 St. John’s - 68-57

Second Round - March 20 (Sunday)

Ferrell Center - Waco, Texas

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 9 Auburn - 6:00 p.m. - ESPN2

Baylor in the NCAA Championship...

Baylor is competing in its 13th straight and 15th all-time NCAA Championship, as all appearances have come since head

coach Kim Mulkey assumed the program’s helm. BU is 37-12 (.755) in NCAA Championship play, including 14-1 in first

round games, 10-3 in second round games, 6-4 in the Sweet 16, 3-3 in the Elite Eight, 2-1 in the national semifinals and

2-0 in championship games.

Baylor is hosting first- and second-round games for the fourth straight year, the fifth time in six years and the sixth time

overall. BU is 10-1 in NCAA Tournament games played in Waco.

No. 4/4 Baylor Plays Auburn in NCAA Championship Second Round...

The fourth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears (34-1) are competing in the NCAA Championship for the fourth time in program

history as one of the tournament’s four No. 1 seeds, and first since 2012-13.

Head coach Kim Mulkey’s Lady Bear squad is led on the season by a trio of All-American candidates in forward Nina

Davis and guard Alexis Jones with 15.7 and 14.9 points per game, respectively. Senior point guard Niya Johnson,

also an All-American candidate, averages 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and a nation-leading 8.9 assists a contest.  Johnson’s

969 career assists are a Big 12 record and rank sixth on the NCAA career list. Freshman post Beatrice Mompremier

leads the Lady Bears on the boards with 6.5 an outing while Davis follows with 6.2 a game.

The Lady Bears will take on the ninth-seeded Auburn Tigers on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. (CT). Auburn, 20-12 on the season, is

making its 19th overall NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2009. The Tigers, under fourth-year head coach

Terry Williams-Flournoy, are an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament.  

Quick Hits...

•           Since its Big 12 Conference season-opening loss at Oklahoma State, Baylor has reeled off 21 straight wins. Entering the postseason, BU owns the nation’s fourth-longest active win streak (UConn-69, Colorado State-28, Notre Dame-24, Baylor -21).

•           Baylor has won 165 straight home games vs. non-ranked opponents, dating back to an April 4, 2003, homecourt loss to Auburn in the WNIT finals. BU is 143-4 (.973) in non-league home games all-told under Mulkey.

•           Over the last five games, which included three vs. ranked opponents, BU is shooting .517 from the floor, .483 from 3-point range and .767 from the free throw line while outscoring its opponents by 26 (81.6-55.6) points per game.

•           Through 35 games, Baylor is maintaining a league-leading .487 (1,057-2,169) field goal percentage which ranks No. 5 nationally. 

•           Since allowing 37 points in the fourth quarter at TCU on Feb. 10, Baylor, over its last five games, has limited its opponents to 51.8 points a contest while scoring 75.9 points an outing.

•           Baylor is 12-0 vs. ranked opponents on the year.

•           At 34-1, Baylor owns its sixth straight 30-win season, seventh under Kim Mulkey and 10th in program history.

•           BU ranks No. 9 nationally in season attendance average with 6,368 fans per game.

•           BU ranks No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense at .330.

•           Baylor averages 46.0 rebounds per game which ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 4 nationally. All told, BU has hauled down 50 or more rebounds 10 times.  The Lady Bears recorded a season-best 64 rebounds vs. Iowa State (Feb. 20).

•           BU ranks No. 3 nationally in rebound margin at 14.9; Baylor hauls down 46.0 per game to its opponent’s 31.1. The Lady Bears are out-scoring their opponents by 24.8 ppg (78.1-53.3) which ranks No. 2 nationally.

•           Baylor’s current rebounding average (46.0) ranks second to the 2013-14 team that finished the season at 47.3 rebounds per game.

•           Baylor is out-scoring its opponents in the paint, 1,510-726. BU is averaging 43.1 ppg in the paint while limiting its opponent to 20.7 ppg.

•             Baylor’s bench is outscoring its opponents by 11.6 ppg, 916-512 (26.2-14.6).

Series vs. Auburn...

•            The two teams have only met once and Auburn took the win. The Tigers downed the Lady Bears, 64-63, in the WNIT finals on April 4, 2003, in Waco.

•            Since that loss, Baylor has won 165 straight home games vs. non-ranked opponents.

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