No. 5/6 Baylor Readies for Three-Game Gulf Coast Showcase Slate

Posted at 9:59 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 22:59:05-05

The No. 5/6 Baylor Lady Bears (4-1) will play three games in three days at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla., from Nov. 25-27. Baylor opens action at 10 a.m. (CT) against Kent State on Friday, Nov. 25. With a win, the team will meet the winner of the No. 18/17 DePaul/RV Western Kentucky game on Saturday, Nov. 26. Two wins gets the Lady Bears to the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 27, where they will face the winner of the second bracket, which includes No. 8/8 Ohio State, No. 11/18 Syracuse, George Washington and Florida Gulf Coast.

Fans can watch live game action on YouTube at Audio of the games will also be on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and ESPN 1660 AM. Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogelman (color) will call the action.

? Against the Gulf Coast Showdown field, Baylor owns a 4-0 record.
? Baylor meets Kent State for the first time in program history on Friday.
? The Lady Bears lead DePaul, 1-0, in the all-time series, winning the lone matchup, 86-82, on Nov. 22, 2015, in Waco, Texas.
? Baylor leads Western Kentucky, 1-0, all-time. The Lady Bears won the only meeting, 87-74, on March 22, 2014, in Waco, Texas.
? If Ohio State advances to the championship, it will be the first time the Lady Bears have played the Buckeyes.
? Baylor leads Syracuse, 2-0, in the all-time series. The Lady Bears defeated the Orange, 77-43, on Dec. 21, 2010, in Nassau, Bahamas, and, 74-72, on Dec. 19, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla.
? The Lady Bears would meet George Washington for the first time if both teams advance to the championship game.
? Baylor has yet to meet Florida Gulf Coast in program history.

? Baylor is one of three teams to score 100 points or more in three games this season (Maryland, Michigan).
? The Lady Bears opened the season with a 118-point performance against Houston Baptist on Nov. 11, 2016, which is the second highest scoring effort recorded by a NCAA Division I team this year (126 – Oakland).
? Against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday, Nov. 20, Baylor netted 101 points for its second 100+ point performance in four games. It was the sixth time in program history and the fourth time under head coach Kim Mulkey that the Lady Bears have recorded two 100+ point performances in the first four games of the season.
? Pouring in 109 points against Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Baylor posted its third 100-point effort in the first five games of the year. The only other time the Lady Bears tallied three 100-point games in the first five games of the season occurred in 1977-78 (Game 1 vs. Texas State, 116-64; Game 3 vs. Navarro Community College, 107-62; Game 5 vs. Tarleton State, 106-72).

Redshirt senior Alexis Prince and sophomore Beatrice Mompremier are looking forward to playing in their home state of Florida this week. Prince hails from Orlando, Fla, which is approximately three hours from the site of the tournament, while Mompremier is from Miami, Fla., which is approximately two hours away.