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Baylor Lady Bears Open Big XII Conference Play at Kansas State Wildcats

(No. 6/6) Baylor (10-1, 0-0 Big 12) at Kansas State (8-3, 0-0 Big 12), Tonight |  7 p.m.  |  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)  |  Manhattan, Kan.

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WBB Opens Big 12 Play at Kansas State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, For the No. 6/6 Baylor Lady Bears (10-1, 0-0), the Big 12 Conference season begins on the road at Kansas State (8-3, 0-0) on Thursday Dec. 28. The 7 p.m. (CT) contest will air on COX Channel Kansas.

Fans can tune in to Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) on the Baylor Sports Network, IMG College and the radio in Waco on 1660AM and 99.1FM.

Quote of the Day: "I'll never get used to playing conference before January 1," Mulkey said. "I don't understand it. I'm not smart enough to listen why we do it. I sure liked it when we started after January 1."

Baylor Lady Bears begin Big 12 play at Kansas State, KWTX, Even with just 10 scholarship players heading into the regular season, Baylor women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey felt like she had a strong core of talent.

Through 11 games, No. 6 Baylor has won 10 games, with its only loss coming in the fourth game of the season at No. 8 UCLA. That day, the Lady Bears were without sophomore Lauren Cox (medical issue) and Mulkey, who did not make the trip because of a family emergency involving her daughter, Makenzie, who is also an assistant coach on the team.

Since the 82-68 loss, Baylor has won all seven games prior to the Big 12 conference opener against Kansas State. It will be the earliest start date for a conference opener in Baylor's program history since joining the NCAA ranks.

From the 1981-82 through the 2014-15 seasons, Baylor began the conference schedule after the calendar flip. In the first year of pre-New Year conference games, Baylor dropped a road contest to unranked Oklahoma State.

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K-State Opens Big 12 Play Against (6/6) Baylor - Kansas State Athletics, The Wildcats and Lady Bears are meeting in the league season-opener for the third time in the last five seasons.

Thursday night's game will be available on Cox Channel Kansas and K-StateHD.TV, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (analyst) will have the call.

K-State saw its six-game home winning streak come to an end, as Northern Iowa edged past K-State, 72-71, on December 21. This was just the fourth home loss to a non-conference opponent in head coach Jeff Mittie's four seasons in Manhattan.

K-State Home Win Streak Ended in Non-Conference Finale - Kansas State Athletics, Trailing by 12 early in the third quarter, Kansas State rallied to take a two-point fourth quarter lead but perimeter shooting by Northern Iowa sent the Wildcats to a 72-71 defeat on Thursday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

Northern Iowa (4-7) finished the night 16-of-31 (.516) from beyond the arc, just one made 3-point field goal from tying the opponent record against K-State of 17 set by South Dakota on Nov. 19, 2015. K-State was just 4-of-17 (.235) from the 3-point line, but registered a 17-of-23 (.739) effort from the foul line to close the margin.

No. 6 WBB Rolls to Road Victory over Nicholls State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Thomas Wolfe wrote that, You can't go home again. Kim Mulkey, Kalani Brown and Moon Ursin beg to differ.