Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women’s college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship — they stand alone.
This season marked the end and beginning of a new era in Lady Bears basketball. A common question was brought up over and over— how can Baylor succeed without Brittney Griner?
The Baylor Lady Bears’ phenomenal basketball season came to an end after losing to the No. 1 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish 68-88 in South Bend, Ind. Monday night. Seniors Odyssey Sims, Makenzie Robertson and Mariah Chandler finish their college careers on a loss, but their last season saw unprecedented success with a shockingly young squad behind them.
The Lady Bears advance to the quarterfinal after defeating the No. 3 seed Kentucky Wildcats 90-72 Saturday in Notre Dame, Ind. Baylor will play No. 1 seed Notre Dame in the Elite Eight.
Monday night’s game against California saw a subtle but significant message sent out by the Lady Bears’ freshmen. It was a frantic first half that had lead changes swinging like a pendulum between Baylor and Cal.
For most teams in the NCAA tournament, March Madness is a time of year that brings new opponents and fresh faces to match up against out of conference opponents. It is debatable whether a brand new opponent is an advantage or a disadvantage, but the Lady Bears will face a familiar foe in the Sweet Sixteen against Kentucky on Saturday.
The No. 2 seed Baylor Lady Bears battled the quick and explosive No. 7 seed California Golden Bears in front of a rocking crowd at the Ferrell Center Monday. Baylor came out on top 75-56 after leading only by one at the half. The Golden Bears would not give up an inch in the first half, but ran out of gas in the second.
At the end of the first half, the Baylor Lady Bears lead Cal 34-33. Senior guard Odyssey Sims was the only player to score in double figures. She has 10 points and two assists. Freshman forward Khadijiah Cave is perfect from the field. She has 8 points and three rebounds
The No. 2 seed Lady Bears took care of business in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament, defeating the No. 15 seed Western Kentucky Lady Toppers 87-74 Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
The No. 5 Lady Bears start their NCAA Tournament campaign against Western Kentucky at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with homecourt advantage at the Ferrell Center. The game will also be televised on ESPN2.