Lady Bears defeat Texas Tech, move to 12-1

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 17:56:52-05

WACO, Texas (AP) - Kalani Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat Texas Tech 97-49 on Sunday.

The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) turned a one-point deficit in the first quarter into a 25-8 lead with a 17-2 run, and they maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Baylor shot 79 percent (11 for 14) in the first quarter and 53 percent for the game (37 for 70).

Lauren Cox added 21 points and nine rebounds for Baylor, which had a 58-30 advantage in the paint and outrebounded Texas Tech 53-21. Dekeiya Cohen had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Alexis Morris finished with 13 points and a game-high eight assists.

Erin DeGrate scored 12 to lead Texas Tech (6-7, 0-2), while Brittany Brewer added 11. The Lady Raiders shot 36 percent for the game (21 for 59) and 2 for 14 from 3-point range (14 percent).


Texas Tech: On paper the Lady Raiders have the size to match up with Baylor, but they were dominated in the post. Add that to their inability to handle Baylor's quickness in transition, and it made for a long day. Texas Tech too often relied on dribbling and isolation, instead of moving the ball to get teammates open for shots.

Baylor: The Lady Bears didn't miss too often, and Texas Tech didn't take advantage when they did. Baylor's 21 offensive rebounds matched Lady Raiders' total on both ends of the floor, and that turned in to a 23-7 edge in second-chance points. Baylor also managed to get back in transition defense, as its 17 turnovers turned into 15 points on the other end.


Texas Tech will return home to face Kansas on Wednesday.

Baylor will host Iowa State on Wednesday.

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