It has been a week of ups and downs for the Lady Bears— from a devastating home loss to West Virginia on Sunday to winning the Big 12 title on Tuesday against Iowa State. On top of that, multiple Lady Bears won conference awards. The active week continues for the Lady Bears as they head out to Oklahoma City for the Big 12 Tournament today.
The Lady Bears won their fourth straight regular season conference title after beating the Iowa State Cyclones 70-54 Tuesday night in Ames, Iowa. The title is shared with No. 7 West Virginia. It is only the Mountaineers’ second year in the Big 12 conference, and they are already sharing the title with one of the most elite college programs in women’s basketball today.
The Lady Bears won their fourth straight regular season conference title after beating the Iowa State Cyclones (20-9, 9-9) 70-54 Tuesday night in Ames, Iowa. The title is shared with No. 7 West Virginia. It is only the Mountaineers’ second year in the Big 12 conference, and they are already sharing the title with one of the most elite college programs in women’s basketball today.
The Lady Bears had the ball and a one-point lead with just over 30 seconds left against West Virginia on Sunday. The Big 12 regular season title was within reach. Coming off a timeout, both teams had the words of their coaches ringing in their ears and understood their responsibilities for the wild finish the game was bound to have.
By Shehan Jeyarajah Staff Writer Odyssey Sims was a one-man show against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Sunday. The senior guard from Irving has carried the team all season. Sims’ ability to put her team’s chances of winning on her shoulders game in and game out has been the sword
The No. 6 Lady Bears had the chance to lock up the Big 12 regular season title and the number one seed for the Big 12 tournament, but could not defeat the West Virginia Mountaineers. Baylor (25-4, 15-2) lost to West Virginia (26-3, 15-2) 71-69 Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The Lady Bears can still solidify the number one seed in the Big 12, but will have to win Tuesday at Iowa State.
The Lady Bears’ high-powered offense was on display on Monday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor scored 96 points to win by seven, 96-89, against the Oklahoma Sooners.
The No. 6 Lady Bears defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 96-89 Monday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor nearly blew a sizable lead at halftime, but held on in the end to continue to be in the top spot for the Big 12 title.
With only four games left before the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City, it is safe to say that the Lady Bears’ unorthodox schedule has played into the strengths and weaknesses of Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey’s young team.
Mulkey said she did not have a complete idea of how her team would be able do this season, nor did she have set opinion on the way she felt about the schedule worked out.
The Lady Bears won in a rout 89-51 against Iowa State Wednesday at the Ferrell Center. The Cyclones came out strong, but failed to keep up with Baylor’s speed and efficiency throughout the night.