Baylor Women's Basketball Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Baylor Women's Basketball Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll

(Source: KXXV) (Source: KXXV)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor women’s basketball is ranked No. 3 nationally after receiving 687 points in the USA Today Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Lady Bears are included in the Top 5 of this preseason poll for the third-straight year and the sixth time overall, and in the Top 10 in eight consecutive seasons.

Connecticut received the No. 1 ranking with 789 points, followed by South Carolina at No. 2 with 719 points. Mississippi State follows Baylor at No. 4 with 678 points and Notre Dame rounds out the Top 5 with 648 points.

The Lady Bears ended the 2016-17 season with a No. 6 ranking in the USA Today/Coaches Poll after compiling a 33-4 overall record and reaching the NCAA Elite Eight. The team’s 2017-18 roster is comprised of four freshmen, three sophomores, one junior and two seniors.

Two starters are back for Baylor this year, including junior All-American center Kalani Brown and senior point guard Kristy Wallace. Brown was tabbed Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and received Preseason All-Big 12 recognition. Wallace and last season’s Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year award recipient sophomore Lauren Cox garnered Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades.

The Lady Bears brought in four freshmen guards, Alexis Morris, Trinity Oliver, Didi Richards and Moon Ursin. The signing class was highly touted, earning a No. 1 ranking by Prospects Nation and a No. 4 nod from ESPN HoopGurlz.

Baylor hosts Tarleton State and Washburn in exhibition contests at 7 p.m. (CT) on Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, respectively, in Waco, before opening the regular season on Nov. 10 against Lamar at 7 p.m.

  • SportsMore>>

  • No. 1 Lady Bears gun for 36th-Straight Big 12 Win vs. OU Saturday in Waco

    No. 1 Lady Bears gun for 36th-Straight Big 12 Win vs. OU Saturday in Waco

    Saturday, February 16 2019 1:08 AM EST2019-02-16 06:08:43 GMT

     Chloe Jackson and Juicy Landrum  led the way for Baylor, scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively as Baylor picked up its 35th consecutive Big 12 win and 33rd-straight road win over a Big 12 opponent in a 71-48 win at Kansas State Wednesday. Landrum added five assists and four rebounds while Jackson led the team with seven assists and a season-high five steals. Kalani B...

    More >>

     Chloe Jackson and Juicy Landrum  led the way for Baylor, scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively as Baylor picked up its 35th consecutive Big 12 win and 33rd-straight road win over a Big 12 opponent in a 71-48 win at Kansas State Wednesday. Landrum added five assists and four rebounds while Jackson led the team with seven assists and a season-high five steals. Kalani B...

    More >>
  • No. 22 Texas A&M splits day one at Texas A&M Invitational

    No. 22 Texas A&M splits day one at Texas A&M Invitational

    Saturday, February 16 2019 1:00 AM EST2019-02-16 06:00:28 GMT

    No. 22 Texas A&M Softball fell to Liberty, 4-2, before defeating McNeese, 2-1, in eight innings in day one of the Texas A&M Invitational Friday at Davis Diamond. Against Liberty, Morgan Smith reached base three times via a walk, hit by pitch and a single. Kelbi Fortenberry and Baylee Klingler each recorded a hit and an RBI for the Aggies (6-2). Kendall Potts suffered the loss to move to 1-1 on the year. The junior allowed 10 hits, four runs, and t...

    More >>

    No. 22 Texas A&M Softball fell to Liberty, 4-2, before defeating McNeese, 2-1, in eight innings in day one of the Texas A&M Invitational Friday at Davis Diamond. Against Liberty, Morgan Smith reached base three times via a walk, hit by pitch and a single. Kelbi Fortenberry and Baylee Klingler each recorded a hit and an RBI for the Aggies (6-2). Kendall Potts suffered the loss to move to 1-1 on the year. The junior allowed 10 hits, four runs, and t...

    More >>
  • Aggies blank Fordham, 4-0, in season opener

    Aggies blank Fordham, 4-0, in season opener

    Saturday, February 16 2019 12:58 AM EST2019-02-16 05:58:58 GMT

    Texas A&M pitchers John Doxakis and Chandler Jozwiak combined to hold the Fordham Rams to two infield singles while striking out 16 as the Aggies opened the season with a 4-0 win Friday on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Doxakis allowed just one hit while striking out a career-high 12 in his 7.0 innings. Jozwiak scattered a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings. Logan Foster drove in a pair of runs for the Maroon & White on a two-ru...

    More >>

    Texas A&M pitchers John Doxakis and Chandler Jozwiak combined to hold the Fordham Rams to two infield singles while striking out 16 as the Aggies opened the season with a 4-0 win Friday on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Doxakis allowed just one hit while striking out a career-high 12 in his 7.0 innings. Jozwiak scattered a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings. Logan Foster drove in a pair of runs for the Maroon & White on a two-ru...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly