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No. 3 Lady Bears Cruise Past No. 21 Oklahoma State, Story By Jerry Hill, Baylor Bear Foundation, Kalani Brown scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 23 rebounds as No. 3 Baylor women's basketball defeated No. 21 Oklahoma State, 87-45, Tuesday night in Stillwater.

After the two teams went toe-to-toe well into the fourth quarter of a game just 13 days ago in Waco, the third-ranked Baylor Lady Bears' trip to Stillwater, Okla., on Tuesday looked like one of the biggest road blocks left in what's been a smooth path to their eighth straight Big 12 title.

​This wasn't even a speed bump.

​Dominating in every way possible, the Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0) ran their winning streak to 21 in a row and cruised to a surprisingly easy 42-point blowout victory over the No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowgirls (18-7, 9-5), 87-45, at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Doing ‘no wrong,’ #3 Baylor flourishes at OSU – especially Kalani Brown - Swish Appeal, The No. 3 Baylor Lady Bears and No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowgirls was supposed to be a tough, balanced challenge

Then Baylor proved why they are the queens of the Big 12.

The No. 3 Baylor Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0) defeated the No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowgirls (18-7, 9-5) at Gallagher-Iba Arena Tuesday night 87-45, in what was originally expected to be a close matchup.

The Lady Bears’ last and lone loss of the season was Nov. 18 against the now no. 7 UCLA Bruins; the same team Oklahoma State recorded one of its most impressive wins against this season.

Despite being shorthanded with only eight players suiting up, Baylor’s efficiency led the way. Four Lady Bears scored in double figures, led by Dekeiya Cohen and Kelani Brown. Cohen had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Brown also recorded a double-double with 20 points and an impressive 23 rebounds.

Brown’s double-double lifts Baylor past Oklahoma State | The Baylor Lariat, The No. 3 Baylor Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0) picked up their 21st consecutive victory Tuesday with a 87-45 win over No. 21 Oklahoma State (18-7, 9-5) in Stillwater, Okla.

Baylor senior center Kalani Brown had a double-double before halftime, finishing with 20 points and 23 rebounds to lift the Lady Bears over the Cowgirls.

Strong offensive contributions from senior forward Dekeiya Cohen, who scored a career-high 20 points, and senior guard Kristy Wallace, who added another 18, were crucial to Baylor’s success, as sophomore forward Lauren Cox had to sit much of the second half in foul trouble. Cohen, Wallace and Brown combined for 58 of the Lady Bears’ 87 total points.

Baylor cruises past Cowgirls | News OK, Oklahoma State forward Mandy Coleman zipped across the lane and into perfect defensive position as Baylor's Kalani Brown turned toward the basket for what she thought was going to be an open layup.

The 6-foot-7 Brown stopped herself before bulldozing Coleman, leaned back and threw in an awkward shot from short range.

Even when the No. 21-ranked Cowgirls did the right things, it seemed to go wrong.

Third-ranked Baylor took control from the start on its way to an 87-45 win Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Brown had a double-double by halftime. Her bucket over Coleman's outstretched arms gave the Bears a 34-13 lead midway through the second quarter and it didn't get any prettier for those in orange.

Brown, Cohen lead No. 3 Baylor to blowout over Okla. St., AP via FOXSports, Baylor has a very potent offense, ranking second in the nation in scoring. The Lady Bears' defense though rose to the occasion against Oklahoma State.

Defense dominates for No. 3 Baylor in win over No. 21 Oklahoma State, WacoTrib, The offense was there for Baylor, as per usual, as the Lady Bears are second in the country in scoring offense (86.8) and field goal percentage (51.4).

Lady Bears crush Oklahoma State on the road 87-45, KWTX, Kalani Brown and Dekeiya Cohen were both outstanding for Baylor as the Lady Bears throttled Oklahoma State in Stillwater, 87-45.

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Legends

Iowa's Hayden Fry to receive Legends Award from National Football Foundation, Landof10, Iowa coaching icon Hayden Fry is receiving a prestigious lifetime honor from the National Football Foundation.

Fry was picked as the recipient of the 2018 Legends Award from the Gridiron Club of Dallas, the NFF announced Tuesday.

In addition to leading the Hawkeyes to 143 wins and three Big Ten titles in 20 seasons, Fry was a head coach at SMU and North Texas and also a quarterback at Baylor.

Hayden Fry getting Legends Award | The Gazette, A native of Eastland, Texas, and a descendant of one of Sam Houston’s allies at the Battle of San Jacinto, Fry’s career in leadership began at Odessa High School, where he served as class president and quarterbacked the football team to the state title in 1946. He later attended Baylor University, where he played quarterback for the Bears while earning a degree in psychology. Fry served in the Marine Corps from 1952-55, where he both played and coached football while attaining the rank of captain.

Bracketology and Bubble Watch

Bracketology 2018: We know the top 16 teams in March Madness. Who’s next? - SBNation.com, Once again, it appears clear that picking up quality wins is the surest way to secure a bid and to improve seeding. Plus, did you realize five teams still can finish conference play unbeaten?

March Madness Bubble Watch: Virginia Tech, Missouri, Texas, SportsIllustrated, After the Selection Committee revealed its early list of the top 16 teams, three more teams joined the "lock" category while Nevada, Virginia Tech, Texas and Missouri lead the list of true bubble teams with lots of work do to earn a spot in the field of 68.

Oklahoma women trying to get off NCAA bubble, NormanTranscript, ESPN’s NCAA women’s tournament expert Charlie Creme currently projects four tourney teams from the Big 12: Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

Baseball

Baseball's Cunningham, Wendzel on Bragan Award Watch List - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball junior outfielder Richard Cunningham and sophomore third baseman Davis Wendzel were named to the 2018 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) Watch List, the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation announced Tuesday.

Golf

Baylor women’s golf finishes 11th in California | Baylor Women's Golf, WacoTrib, PALOS VERDES, Calif. — The Baylor women’s golf team finished 11th at the Northrup Grummun Regional Challenge, as the Bears shot 24-over 308 in Tuesday’s final round at Palos Verdes

Women's Golf Takes 11th Place at Northrop Grumman - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor women's golf finished in 11th place with a 54-hole total of 49-over-par 901 in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The Bears shot 24-over 308 in Tuesday's final round at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

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