Third-ranked Baylor women defeat Texas, 70-68Daniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Feb 09, 2015 11:17 IST
According to the information from the Basket ball side, The No. 3 Lady Bears stayed perfect in the Big 12 after they eked out a 70-68 victory against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday in Austin. Baylor (22-1, 11-0) is well atop the Big 12 with a two-game lead over the second-place Oklahoma Sooners. Her defense sealed the victory. After the winning The Bears extended their winning streak to 21.
In the prestigious game, Davis scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half and blocked a shot by Brooke McCarty in the lane with one second remaining as the Texas guard moved toward the basket, giving Baylor a 70-68 victory. In the whole game the Davis grabbed an offensive rebound and made a put-back with 3:55 remaining to give Baylor (22-1 11-0 Big 12), a nine-point lead.
In their meeting against the Lady Bears this season, the Longhorns lost star forward Nneka Enemkpali after suffering a season-ending ACL tear. Had Enemkpali been in the lineup for the Longhorns on Sunday, the turnout of the game could have been much different.
To the information from the front line of Sports the Lady Bears were the first team all season to outrebound the Longhorns in the first meeting, and they also forced 18 turnovers. We were in control, up nine, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. Everything that could go wrong the last 3:55 did. But we made the defensive stop at the end. I ll take a win. But on another statement Lang said that without Enemkpali, UT's players have no choices but to get better.
Texas has lost five of its last six games. The Longhorns shot 34.4 percent. Texas also has more power in the post in 6-5 Kelsey Lang, who was a perfect 6-for-6 and scored 12 points in the last meeting against Baylor (21-1, 10-0).
In finally the Lady Bears had a terrible day from the three-point territory, shooting 2-of-14, while the Longhorns shot 5-for-11. The Longhorns performed well in all areas but could not make it enough to stop the Lady Bears from earning their 21st-consecutive win on the season.
Third-ranked Baylor women defeat Texas, 70-68