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Baylor Lady Bears Root Up Stanford, 81-57

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No. 9 Lady Bears lead from start to finish in victory over No. 16 Stanford.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Baylor at Tennessee
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The Lady Bears took a 9-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back. When the Cardinal made their first bucket making it 9-3, that was as close as they would come for the remainder of the game.

Baylor led by 13 at the half, 39-26. The Cardinal narrowed the gap to 8, 39-31, with 8:19 left in the third but it was all Baylor for the rest of the game, marking their largest lead, 24, in the final seconds of the game, soundly defeating Stanford 81-57.

Kalani Brown, staying out of foul trouble in the first half for the first time in a long time, was the game’s leading scorer with 28 points.

Lauren Cox and Kristy Wallace each had double doubles. Lauren Cox scored 15 points and got 15 rebounds while Kristy Wallace scored 15 points and got 10 rebounds.

The Lady Bears only shot 43.4% on the night, well below their NCAAW leading 55.4% avg. coming into the game.

Kristy Wallace led the Lady Bears in assists, 7 assists, with zero turnovers. Lauren Cox was next with 6 assists and 3 turnovers.

Juicy Landrum, Baylor’s hot hand from 3 the last couple of games went 0-4.

Lady Bears cruise past Stanford for second straight Top 25 win | The Baylor Lariat, Looking for its second straight win over a Top 25 opponent at home, Baylor overwhelmed visiting Stanford with a heavy dose of junior center Kalani Brown and some stifling defense as the Lady Bears led from start to finish in an 81-57 victory Sunday the Ferrell Center.

Baylor improves to 7-1 on the season and has added two wins over Top 25 teams in Kentucky and Stanford and a Junkanoo Jam championship to its resume since an early 82-68 loss at then No. 8 UCLA on Nov. 18.

The Lady Bears look to make it five straight when they host North Dakota at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferrell Center.

Brown helps No. 9 Baylor women beat No. 16 Stanford 81-57 (Dec 03, 2017) | FOX Sports, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey hasn't always been happy with the energy her starting lineup plays with to start games.

Brown helps No. 9 Baylor beat No. 16 Stanford 81-57, USAToday, The energy from the Lady Bears overwhelmed Stanford early.

They compounded the 9-0 opening run by scoring 15 of the game's first 18 points and led 25-8 at the end of the first quarter. Baylor got out of its offensive flow at times in the second and early in the third quarter, thanks in large part to questionable shot selection that allowed the Cardinal to get back within eight with 8:14 to go in the third. But the Lady Bears regrouped and got back to taking the ball inside to pull away.