By Jeffrey Swindoll
The No. 3 Lady Bears secured the outright Big 12 title with a dominant 91-75 performance on Saturday against the TCU Horned Frogs at the Ferrell Center. Saturday’s game was one of four chances Baylor had to guarantee a non-tie for the Big 12 trophy.
TCU adjusted its strategy from its previous game against the Lady Bears for Saturday’s game.
The Horned Frogs switched out a guard from their five-guard set, adding a post player into the mix.
It changed the matchup a bit, resulting in a short, early lead for the Horned Frogs. After a couple of timeouts, the Lady Bears found the key to their opponent’s demise, as they have done this whole season.
The Lady Bears pulled in front, looking straight ahead to their shiny, new Big 12 title waiting for them at the finish line. Saturday’s win was Baylor’s 25th-straight win on the season.
Sophomore post Khadijiah Cave totalled a career-high 23 points, surpassing the record she set (21) in the Lady Bears’ last game against TCU. Junior guard Niya Johnson earned 13 assists, notching her 12th double-digit assist game of the year and the 18th of her career.
Sophomore guard Imani Wright scored 14 points, including two three-point field goals on a 9-0 that helped the Lady Bears pull out to a 41-30 point lead at halftime. Wright also earned her career-high in assists (8) against TCU. Sophomore forward Nina Davis scored 15 points, reaching double figures in scoring for the 57th time in her career and the 26th time this season.