COLLEGE STATION (AP) -- Texas A&M's top-25 ranking and record
crowd didn't mean much to Baylor (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) on Wednesday night.
Sophia Young scored 16 points and Angela Tisdale added 13 points
and seven assists to help the Lady Bears (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) beat the Aggies 84-59
before a crowd of 11,088, a record for a women's game at Reed
"I thought we set a tone early to say that, if you're going to
beat us, you'll have to bring your best game," Baylor coach Kim
Baylor (18-5, 8-4 Big 12) held Texas A&M (19-6, 8-4) without a
field goal for a seven-minute stretch in the second half and led by
as much as 26 points.
Shot by shot, the Lady Bears silenced the fans, going 28-of-51
(55 percent) from the field, including 7-of-11 from 3-point range
Baylor easily beat A&M for the 12th straight time, leaving
Mulkey-Robertson without much to tell her team as the game wore on.
"When we're playing as well as we were tonight, there's not a
whole lot you have to say to them," Mulkey-Robertson said.
The Aggies had more turnovers (11) than field goals (nine) in
the first half and trailed 42-23 at the break. Texas A&M finished
with 19 turnovers.
"Baylor flat out-played us," A&M coach Gary Blair said. "I
don't know if we were still in the hot dog line or what."
The low point of A&M's bad night came with 8:57 left, when Blair
was ejected for rushing onto the court to protest a non-call under
the Lady Bears' basket.
Referees gave Blair two quick technical fouls before he said he
had time to calm down.
"I deserved the first. I didn't deserve the second," he said.
"I'm not Batman. I can't fly off the court."
Morenike Atunrase had 17 points and A'Quonesia Franklin added 15
for the Aggies, who got no closer than 18 in the second half.