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Baylor Lady Bears at Kansas State Wildcats - Preview and Game Thread

At 7:00 PM Ct the Baylor Lady Bears Take on the Kansas State Wildcats inside Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Baylor at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears (19-1, 8-0) hit the road for their second consecutive Top 25 matchup at No. 25/rv Kansas State (15-5, 5-1). Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. (CT) this evening inside Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Highlights from December 29 Baylor vs. Kansas State

In their previous matchup on December 29, the Lady Bears downed the Wildcats 87-57 in Waco. Baylor’s Kalani Brown was the star of that game with 12 rebounds, 4 blocks and 22 points while only playing 20 minutes of the game. Baylor’s 30 point margin of victory was acquired before the end of the 3rd period in that game. The Wildcats have some size inside in 6-foot-5 Breanna Lewis, but they couldn't find anybody to match with 6-7 Brown.

"I think their depth is the best I've seen it," Kansas State Head Coach Jeff Mittie said, "certainly in the last four years."

Baylor had a total of 13 players get minutes during that game. Ten players had 11 minutes or more. Baylor freshman Lauren Cox had 12 points against only 9 minutes of play in her Big XII debut.

TV Coverage

TV Coverage for tonight’s game is ESPN3. You can also listen to Lori Fogleman (color annalist( and Rick May (play by play) at Baylor Bears dot com.

Game Preview

It’s tough to get much out of film sessions when you blow teams out, as the Baylor women have done for almost all of Big 12 play. Preview by WacoTrib’s Tony Adame from BearsExtra.

The best thing after a rout, usually, is just to move on to watching film of the next opponent. That wasn’t the case after No. 2 Baylor’s 79-73 over No. 22 West Virginia.

“That was one game where we do watch film afterward,” Baylor senior guard Alexis Jones said. “What we saw was how close they were in the first quarter and the mistakes we made on the defensive side. The point of watching that and looking over that is not to criticize you, it’s to make you better for your next game, and I think we all understand that.”

What Baylor also understands is that its next game – at No. 25 Kansas State (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) on Wednesday night – is just the first of many tests coming up in Big 12 play. The Lady Bears, to their credit, don’t expect to face the same team they defeated 87-57 on Dec. 29 in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Kansas State was on a roll before it had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 75-69 loss at Iowa State on Saturday. Baylor (19-1, 8-0) has won 17 straight games, but the win over West Virginia was the first time a team has played the Lady Bears within 20 points in almost two months.

“They’ve erased that last (Kansas State) game from their minds, and that’s what you have to do,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “You know they’re going to come at us with that zone defense. They’re committed to that zone defense and we can’t go in there jacking up shots all night to match their three-point shooting.”

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