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Kristi Wallace and the Baylor Lady Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers, 1:00 p.m. CT in the Ferrell Center

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Baylor vs West Virginia

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears (18-1, 7-0) will play their seventh ranked opponent of the season in No. 24/23 West Virginia (15-4, 3-4) on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center.

The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net (FSN). Ron Thulin (play-by-play) and Brenda VanLengen (analyst) will call the action. Live audio is also available on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and ESPN 1660 AM in Waco. Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogelman (analyst) are on the call.

This afternoon’s matchup is the We Back Pat game, which is held annually to support the Pat Summitt Foundation and Alzheimer's Awarness. The Lady Bears and their family members will also be recognized at halftime as a part of Family Day.

  • Baylor women’s basketball looks to make it 17 straight wins as they take on West Virginia at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ferrell Center. From Baylor Lariat.

The Lady Bears (18-1, 7-0) are in first place in the Big 12 Conference while the Mountaineers (15-4, 3-4) sit at sixth.

Baylor won the first game 91-56 on Jan. 4 in Morgantown, W. Va., handing the Mountaineers their first home loss of the season.

West Virginia is 15-1 this season in games where they have out-rebound their opponents. Baylor won the rebounding battle 38-23 in the January win.

Despite the blowout win in the first meeting, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey stressed how dangerous the Mountaineers can be.

“All the years that we’ve been playing [head coach Mike Carey] and West Virginia, you pretty much know what you’re going to get,” Mulkey said. “You’re going to get a team that plays man-to-man defense, that’s long on the perimeter, that’s physical and actually matches up with our personnel well.”

  • The No. 2-ranked Baylor Lady Bears basketball team enters the 2 p.m. Jan. 21 contest, against WVU, riding a 52-game home winning streak. From the Dominion post.

Baylor’s (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) last loss at its Ferrell Center came on March 2, 2014 — against the Mountaineers.

Averee Fields hit a lay-up in the final seconds, as WVU stunned its 11th-ranked host, 71-69, to claim a share of the Big 12 Conference regular-season title.

That’s a heartwarming memory for the Mountaineers, but …

“This is a different team, a different time,” said Mountaineers coach Mike Carey, whose teams have dropped six straight against Baylor since then.

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Various versions have Wallace, new to campus from her native Australia, heading out to run some basic errands and taking turn after turn until she found herself, inexplicably, on the other side of town and very much lost.

Other versions, like the one Baylor coach Kim Mulkey likes to joke about, have Wallace pedaling through traffic on Interstate 35 South, blissfully unaware of the dangers of riding a bike on one of America’s busiest speedways.

“That’s my little bird, right there,” Mulkey said, smiling. “My energizer bunny. She just goes and goes.”

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