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No. 2/4 Lady Bears Meet Langston in Final Exhibition

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After recording an 89-60 win in its first exhibition game against No. 3 Emporia State (Division II), No. 2/4 Baylor women’s basketball is back on the court for its final exhibition Monday, Nov. 7 against Langston. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center.

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey enters her 17th season with the program, which returns 10 from last year’s NCAA Championship Elite Eight squad. The Lady Bears compiled a 36-2 record and earned their sixth consecutive Big 12 regular season and tournament titles.

A trio of Lady Bears netted double figures in the 89-60 exhibition win over Emporia State on Nov. 1. Freshman Lauren Cox, the 2017 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year and No. 1 recruit in her class, led the way with 17 points, knocking down 8-of-11 field goals in 20 minutes. Sophomore Beatrice Mompremier also used her presence inside to compile 15 points, making 7-of-8 field goal attempts in 15 minutes played. Senior guard Alexis Jones tallied 12 points and distributed a team-high seven assists along with junior Kristy Wallace.

Baylor’s inside game was dominant, producing 65 percent of the team’s offensive production with 58 points to the Lady Hornet’s 16 in the paint. Twelve of 13 Lady Bears saw action in the game, with the bench accounting for 38 points.

Overall, BU shot 65.5 percent (38-58), including 70 percent (7-of-10) from three-point land. The Lady Bears held the Lady Hornets to a 37.9 field goal percentage and 36.7 three-point field goal percentage. Baylor also outrebounded Emporia State, 40-20.

In their first action at the collegiate level, the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class of Cox, Calveion Landrum and Natalie Chou combined for 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals. All three saw action off the bench.

Langston travels to Baylor for its lone exhibition game of the season. First-year head coach Elaine Powell takes over a Lady Lions program that finished runner-up at the 2016 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship and finished with a 20-8 mark.

Eleven letterwinners return for the Lady Lions this season, including returning NAIA All-American senior forward Che’Ron Lewis. Four newcomers join the team, three freshmen and third team NJCAA All-American junior point guard Akia Frett. Langston is receiving votes in the 2016-17 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll.

Baylor ranks No. 2 in the Associated Press and No. 4 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches preseason polls.

Rick May – Play-by-play; Lori Fogleman – Color analyst
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