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6:O00 PM CT, ESPN2 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

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The Baylor Lady Bears will be playing NCAA Women’s Basketball against the Oregon State Beavers today at 6:00 PM CT in Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, in the 1st round of regional play in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The game will be on ESPN2 and on radio via Baylor/IMG.

Here are multiple links to the many and varied previews available from both teams’ points of view.

Previews and Some News

Take Five With Jerry - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Director of Sports Journalism Jerry Hill gives his five takes for Friday’s NCAA Championship Sweet 16 matchup between the second-seeded Baylor Lady Bears (33-1) and sixth-seeded Oregon State Beavers (25-7). Tipoff is 6 p.m. CDT at Kentucky’s historic Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

WBB Ready for 13th Regional Appearance - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The second-ranked and second-seeded Lady Bears will compete in its 10th regional in a row and 13th overall March 23-25 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Baylor will kick off Lexington Regional play against 13th-ranked and sixth-seeded Oregon State in the Sweet Sixteen at 6 p.m. (CT) on March 23.

Kalani Brown a focal point for Oregon State in Sweet 16, KWTX, The Baylor Lady Bears face Oregon State Friday in the Sweet 16, their second showdown against Oregon State in three years.

Strength coach Shadeed has Lady Bears poised for big minutes, WacoTrib, LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was a proud papa moment for Matt Shadeed.

Morris, Landrum step in and step up for Lady Bears, WacoTrib, As Kim Mulkey put it, Alexis Morris has swag.

Stellar sophomore: Cox owns the interior for No. 2 Baylor, WacoTrib, Enter the paint at your own risk. Actually, put up a shot with Lauren Cox anywhere in the near vicinity at your own risk. Players who attack the rim with

OSU women's basketball: Baylor still potent despite loss of senior guard, GazetteTimes, Over the past decade, if you had penciled in Baylor to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, you would have been very happy.

Women's basketball: Challenged post player helps Baylor to Sweet 16 again | NCAA.com, Baylor women's basketball is in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. They can thank their post players for the boost.

Women's NCAA tournament -- Can Kalani Brown, Baylor Lady Bears get back to the Final Four?, With depleted depth and a freshman who only took over point guard duties five games ago, Baylor had question marks heading into the NCAA tournament. But the No. 2 seed ran over its first two opponents and looks poised for a deep run.

Lady Bears set for Sweet 16 showdown with Oregon State | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor women’s basketball finds itself in familiar territory as it gears up for its Sweet 16 matchup with No. 6 Oregon State.

The Lady Bears have advanced to the Sweet 16 for 10 straight years and 13 times under head coach Kim Mulkey.

But despite the tournament success and Baylor’s consistent berth heading into the second weekend of the tournament, the Lady Bears have historically fallen short of their goal of the Final Four, losing in the Elite Eight for the last three years.

Sophomore forward Lauren Cox said the team celebrates every win, but they remain focused on the greater goal in mind.

“We celebrate it after the game, like the second round, we celebrated that, but then the next day, we were back in the film room, back in practice, focusing on the next game,” Cox said. “We really have to step up. Kalani [Brown], D[ekeiya] C[ohen] have all said that we have to get over this Elite Eight hump and get to the Final Four.”

Lexington Regional notebook: Oregon State deadly from 3; 2016 Baylor game was pivotal; a look at Louisville, Stanford, WacoTrib, LEXINGTON, Ky. — With sixth-seeded Oregon State going up against second-seeded Baylor Friday night in the Sweet 16 in Lexington, there were plenty of questions about the Beavers’ 60-57 victory

NCAA Tournament: How Oreogon State can defeat Baylor, StatesmanJournal, The Oregon State Beavers will need an inside-out game to upset the Baylor Bears.

Michelle Smith Feature: Oregon State, Pivec confident going into NCAA Sweet 16 | Pac-12, Oregon's State Mikayla Pivec has learned throughout her first season at point guard and the leading force on the team. Michelle Smith talks this season and prepping for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen with Pivec and head coach Scott Rueck.

OSU women's basketball notebook: Beavers embrace underdog role, GazetteTimes, Oregon State is one of four teams to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament as a road team.

Beavers have been building up Marie Gülich for this moment, ESPN, How well 6-foot-5 Marie Gülich plays 6-7 Kalani Brown on Friday (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) will likely determine whether Oregon State -- in the Sweet 16 for the third season in a row just a decade removed from oblivion -- can beat Baylor in the regional semis.

2 years after a 'defining moment' for Oregon State women, Beavers again meet Baylor in NCAA Tournament | OregonLive.com, Katie McWilliams was a freshman when Oregon State toppled the Lady Bears in Dallas. Now, the Beavers again will take on Baylor in the NCAA Tournament, this time in the regional semifinals on Friday in Lexington, Kentucky.

Baylor Lady Bears Trio Named All-Region Nominees, KCEN, Three Lady Bears were announced as All-Region nominees for 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team by the organization Thursday afternoon.

The list of 54 candidates includes senior guard Kristy Wallace, junior center Kalani Brown and sophomore forward Lauren Cox.

Cox and Wallace are first time nominees, while Brown earned her second. She went on to secure 2017 All-America recognition.

Mulkey wins regional coach of the year honor, KWTX, Baylor Lady Bears' head coach Kim Mulkey is the Region 3 coach of the year and that honor keeps her in the running for national coach of the year honors.