No. 3 Baylor tops TCU 85-53

Posted at 9:00 PM, Feb 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-24 22:00:01-05

Kristy Wallace scored 19 points, Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox had double-doubles and the No. 3 Baylor women won their 24th straight game, rolling past TCU 85-53 on Saturday night.

Brown had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Cox reversed that with 11 points and 12 boards in the first game for the Lady Bears (27-1, 17-0 Big 12) since clinching their eighth straight Big 12 title with a win at sixth-ranked Texas.

It was Baylor's 24th straight win against the Horned Frogs (18-10, 9-8).

Dekeiya Cohen had 16 points and eight rebounds after scoring a career-high 24 points against the Longhorns. Juicy Landrum also had 16 as Baylor got within a win of its third perfect Big 12 season under Kim Mulkey.

Amy Okonkow led TCU with 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting as the Horned Frogs shot 30 percent and were outrebounded 50-30.

Baylor opened with a 13-0 run capped by a 3-pointer from Cox, her only attempt from long range in the game.

The Lady Bears finished the third quarter on a 16-4 run for their first 30-point lead at 69-39. Since a 20-point win at home against TCU, Baylor has won three of its past four games by at least 32 points.


Baylor: While a third perfect Big 12 season under Mulkey would be impressive, the Big 12 dominance over the past eight seasons is more striking. The Lady Bears are 134-8 against the Big 12 since 2010-11, the season before they won their second national title under Mulkey with a 40-0 record.

TCU: While this season will go down as a step in the right direction under fourth-year coach Raegan Pebley, the Horned Frogs have lost the momentum of back-to-back wins over ranked teams early in Big 12 play. They've lost five of seven, with three losses to ranked teams by an average of 26 points.


The regular-season finales for both teams Monday. Baylor has West Virginia at home, and TCU visits Oklahoma State. The Big 12 Tournament starts Friday, but both teams have first-round byes.


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