By Joe Buettner Special Contributor For a minute, the Iowa Hawkeyes looked like they were in Oklahoma City to give No. 2 seed Baylor a ball game. Iowa senior Bethany Doolittle ignited an 11-0 run late in the first half and brought her team within two points of the Big
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The two-seed Baylor Lady Bears are just two games away from the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in Tampa Bay, Fla. in two weeks. What stands in their way is the daunting regional tournament at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Perhaps the most successful coach in Baylor history, regardless of sport, Mulkey was set to lead a young Lady Bears squad to their seventh Sweet 16 in as many years.
The No. 5 Lady Bears (two-seed) clinched Baylor’s seventh-straight Sweet 16 berth after a 73-44 rout over 10-seed Arkansas at the Ferrell Center on Sunday.
The No. 5 Lady Bears easily handled 15-seed Northwestern State Friday afternoon at the Ferrell Center by a score of 77-36. Baylor switched on the cruise control after jumping out to an early double-digit lead over the Lady Demons.
The No. 5 ranked Lady Bears’ surprising success in the 2014-15 season earned Baylor a two-seed in the NCAA tournament and the job of hosting games of the first and second round of the tournament. Baylor earned itself an opening-round matchup against Northwestern State.
The No. 6 Lady Bears earned themselves the No. 1 seed for the Big 12 tournament in Dallas at the American Airlines Center this weekend after a stunning season in conference play. Baylor lost just two out of 18 games.
The No. 6 Lady Bears stacked on more accolades to their Big 12 regular season title as the Big 12 individual awards came pouring in on Wednesday.
Baylor women’s basketball has been one of the most consistent sports in the school’s athletic program in past six years or so. It seemed as if those high points would be counter-balanced with rebuilding years.
When fans and spectators sit down to watch a Baylor basketball game at the Ferrell Center, they will notice a lot of energy comes from behind the basket. Originally a club, the Baylor Bear Pit looks to create a unique fan experience for each spectator that walks through the doors of the stadium.