So this happened today.— ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2017
The 89-point win is the largest in women's tourney history ... by 15 points. pic.twitter.com/zEQcFevquG
For the second time this season, the Baylor Lady Bears set the standard for NCAA margin of victory, raising the women’s tourney beat down bar by 15 points. Earlier in the season Baylor set the all time NCAA Women’s Div. I margin of victory at 108 points with a beat down of Winthrop, 140-32.
The Lady Bears played 12 different players and they all scored points while handing the Southwest Athletic Conference Champion Texas Southern Lady Tigers their worst loss of the season, holding the Lady Tigers to a season low 30 points.
The game was essentially over midway through the first period as the Lady Bears went on a 22-0 run during the first 6 minutes of the game and by then Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey had already started to rotate players off the bench.
This was as near to a complete team effort as you can get. Not only did every Lady Bear on the court score points, but every Lady Bear got a rebound (60 total) and all but one Lady Bear recorded an assist (35 total).
Baylor made 63% of their field goal attempts and six different Lady Bears scored in double digits.
Beatrice Mompremier’s double double from the bench was a team high for both points and rebounds.
With the win, Baylor advances to the second round of the tournament and will play the California Golden Bears on Monday in the Ferrell Center. Cal eeked out a victory in the first round over LSU, 55-52.