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Daily Bears Report 1/26/2017 - Baylor Lady Bears Trounce Texas, 81-56

Kristy Wallace makes awesome Aussie Day 27 point statement for Lady Bears.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Texas at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Did I mention that the Lady Bears Curb Stomped Texas?

No. 3 Lady Bears Roll Past No. 6 Texas, 81-56 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Kristy Wallace scored a career-high 27 points as the No. 3 Baylor Lady Bears defeated No. 6 Texas, 81-56.

Texas stifled inside and out in 81-56 road loss to Baylor | The Daily Texan, The Longhorns had a chance to prove their mettle in a matchup of the Big 12's two best teams but were dismantled by Baylor, 81-56, in Waco.

Brice Cherry: Chameka Scott's presence, impact was ever-present, BearsExtra, In every nook and cranny of the Ferrell Center, you could feel Chameka Scott’s presence.

Wallace’s career night leads Lady Bears past Texas | The Baylor Lariat, The letters CS were visible in matching emblems on both sides of the court in the Ferrell Center Thursday night.

A tribute video ran before the National Anthem, commemorating the life of former Lady Bear Chameka Scott, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer. With Scott’s family and former teammates in attendance, Baylor was determined to play with the toughness that Scott was known for on and off the court.

That toughness was on full display from the opening tipoff to the final whistle. The Lady Bears used a ferocious defense that held Texas to 31 percent from the floor as they took firm control of the Big 12 with an 81-56 win over No. 6 Texas.

Baylor women's basketball routs Texas on national TV, DieHards, No. 3 Baylor women's basketball picked up a big win over No. 6 Texas on national television, Thursday, at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

What rivalry? No. 3 Baylor stomps on No. 6 Texas in battle for Big 12 supremacy, 81-56, Hookem, The guard-driven Texas Longhorns aspired to unseat the reigning Big 12 champions Thursday night until Baylor guard Kristy Wallace fired back.

Wallace, a senior, played the game of her life, scoring a career-high 27 points as No. 3-ranked Baylor toasted sixth-ranked Texas 81-56 at the Ferrell Center.

The Lady Bears’ statement victory could be heard from Waco to the ears of the NCAA Tournament panel that picked Baylor as a No. 3 seed in its first “reveal” seedings of the tournament last week.

Considering the magnitude of the game — two top-10 teams playing for Big 12 supremacy on national television — the loss was a real jolt for the Longhorns, who nearly knocked off top-ranked UConn just 10 days ago.

Bohls: Texas, Aston didn't measure up against Bears, Hookem, To borrow from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inauguration speech amidst the Great Depression and to take a few liberties, all Texas has to fear is Baylor itself.

Except maybe the fear of having to play ‘em again. That doesn’t sound all that inviting either.

The Lady Bears showed up with a 14-game win streak, a chip on their shoulder for an preposterously-low No. 3 seed in the early projected seedings by the NCAA selection committee, and with both love and pain in their hearts over the loss of beloved former player Chameka Scott on Sunday to colon cancer at age 33. And they showed up as one terrific basketball team. One of Baylor’s best.

And a damn good coach, too — arguably the best in the business not named Geno Auriemma.

Kristy Wallace scores a career high 27; Brown and Cox each add 17 points in 81-56 victory, BearsIllustrated, The No. 3 Baylor Lady Bears defeated the No. 6 Texas Longhorns 81-56 on Thursday night at the Ferrell Center behind a career game from senior guard Kristy Wallace.

Lady Bears thump Texas behind a career high from Wallace, KWTX, Kristy Wallace scored 27 points for the Lady Bears as they hammered Texas in the Ferrell Center 81-56 Thursday night.

Lady Bears defeat Longhorns in top 10 clash, KXXV, What was billed as a clash of styles ended with Baylor’s inside threat proving supreme.

No. 3 Baylor women pick up 15th straight win with victory over No. 6 Texas, Stephen Hawkins, AP, With big post players Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox inside, senior guard Kristy Wallace doesn't always have to do a lot of scoring for No. 3 Baylor.

The Aussie can still put up some points.

Wallace scored a career-high 27 points while both post players had double-doubles and the Lady Bears won their 15th straight game, overwhelming No. 6 Texas 81-56 in a matchup of the Big 12's top two teams Thursday night.

"How good are we? I think we found out tonight we're pretty good," coach Kim Mulkey said.

"I expected them to try to punch us and that's exactly what they did. A little surprised, a lot surprised by our team's lack of composure and competitiveness," Texas coach Karen Aston said. "It was just a little bit of an old-fashioned butt-kicking."

Baylor secures victory against Texas by 25 - Recap, Box score - HERO Sports
Baylor blew out Texas, 81-56, on Thursday in front of a crowd of 9,286. Baylor had a significant 17-point lead at halftime, 44-27.

Kristy Wallace leads way for Baylor Lady Bears as program honors the late Chameka Scott, Mechelle Voepel
On a night when Baylor honored the late Chameka Scott, a scrappy guard had a career game to lead the Lady Bears past Big 12 rival Texas. It was exactly the sort of game Scott, who died Sunday at age 33, would have loved.