Baylor Bears Storm to 5th Straight Big 12 Women’s Basketball Title

https://talking12.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=pageThe Baylor Bears claimed at least a share of their fifth consecutive Big 12 women’s basketball title on Saturday with a win over TCU.

As far as Big 12 women’s basketball is concerned, the name Baylor has become synonymous with regular-season championships and high national rankings.

On Saturday, the Lady Bears clinched a share of their fifth consecutive league crown with a convincing 91-75 home triumph over fourth-place TCU. Baylor can win the title outright the next time out, when the Lady Bears play at second-place Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Coach Kim Mulkey’s crew is now 28-1 for the season, its lone loss coming by 10 points early in the season to Kentucky. Saturday’s win over TCU marked the 15th straight home win this season without a loss.

The Lady Bears have won their last 25 consecutive games. TCU’s 75 points are the most scored against Baylor this season, despite the Horned Frogs shooting just 38 percent for the game.

Nina Davis and Imani Wright led the scoring production for the Lady Bears, with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Baylor has been virtually unbeatable over the last five seasons, winning 82 of its last 85 Big 12 games and the national championship in 2012. The Lady Bears have won five consecutive Big 12 regular-season women’s championships and six overall.

This season is a little different than the last four, though. It is the first time in the last five seasons that Baylor has been without All-Americans Brittney Griner and/or Odyssey Sims.

Last season, Baylor shared the women’s basketball title with West Virginia.

Baylor has games remaining at Oklahoma and at Iowa State and back home for the regular-season finale against Texas Tech.