Baylor took down TCU in their first meeting this season, 83-63.
The Horned Frogs are one of two Big XII teams to win over No. 7 Texas. Baylor is the other team with that same distinction yet Baylor swept Texas while TCU split the series.
TCU was ranked at No. 24 until a four game conference losing streak dropped them out of the top 25 in last week’s rankings. That four game losing streak included losses to Texas, No. 22 Oklahoma State, Baylor and Iowa State. They are currently riding a two game win streak against Kansas State and Texas Tech, both double digit wins.
The Lady Bears are currently undefeated in Big XII play and have only one loss for the season.
In the first match between Baylor and TCU, the Lady Bears led by 33 points less than two minutes into the 4th quarter.
Despite the beat down, TCU Head Coach Raegan Pebley seems to believe they were competetive and said after the game:
”We had some good things out of our team tonight, but we are not satisfied and take no moral victories. I don’t care about who we are playing against, or where we are playing. We are always going to look at more than the end results and more on the process. Not all good and not all bad. I think some things that needed to be better from our team tonight was our transition defense, and allowing [Kristy] Wallace to collapse it quickly. That seemed to always put us in crisis mode. I think we have to go out and defend Juicy [Landrum] a little bit tighter and with more alertness. I think we embraced the challenge of being physical in the paint, considering our starting post player with only 13 minutes and our leading scorer with only 16 minutes. I was proud of the grit we showed under that challenge.
”It’s part of playing in the Big 12. Every game is a challenge. I think the same conversation that is happening on the men’s side needs to be happening on the women’s side. There is so much parity in our conference. We should be a league where there are more than four teams in legitimate contention. That’s the challenge in this conference and we are excited to be back home for a few games after this stretch of road games.
”They (BU’s Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown) are a tough matchup and a great duo. But each rely on one another and help each other. [Lauren] Cox is so good at the high post, and Wallace is so good at breaking down the defense. I think that it is naïve to think that this team is only about those two players. Juicy can also stretch the floor which makes it harder to collapse on their players down low.”
“Winning the Big 12 in Austin was a big deal, but we still have games to win.” Says Kalani Brown bout winning the Big XII Championship. “It’s important that we keep our young ones focused and let them know that this season isn’t over even though we reached our goal. We have to keep pushing. This feeling never gets old. But we do still have two games to win, so we’re just going to put it behind us. I’m still excited low-key.”
Says Coach Kim Mulkey. “That was wonderful Monday night,. We’ve enjoyed two days rest, but that’s old news now. If what you did yesterday is still big to you today, then you haven’t done much today.”
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