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N Carolina A&T 40

(6-5, 1-0 MEAC)

(9) Baylor 89

(12-1, 11-1 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 28, 2006

    1 2 T
    NCAT 16 2440
    #9BAY 44 4589

    Baylor routs North Carolina A&T for ninth consecutive win

    WACO, Texas (AP) -- Kim Mulkey needed less than seven seasons to become Baylor's winningest women's basketball coach.

    Latara Darrett and Latoya Wyatt each scored 13 points to lead No. 9 Baylor to an 89-40 victory over North Carolina A&T on Thursday.

    Mulkey has posted a 169-46 record with the Lady Bears and led Baylor to a national championship in 2005. Pam Bowers held the previous mark with 168 wins over 15 seasons.

    "What we've done in a short period of time couldn't have been done without those players taking a chance on me," Mulkey said. "We didn't have a tradition to sell so we started building this program and won a national championship."

    Danielle Wilson had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bernice Mosby and Angela Tisdale each scored 11 points for the Lady Bears (12-1) in their ninth straight victory.

    Amber Bland led the Lady Aggies (6-5) with 17 points.

    "I wanted to pick my game up and spark the team heading into conference," Darrett said. "We were very aggressive tonight and caught them off-guard."

    Baylor outscored the Lady Aggies 26-12 to open the second half and led 70-28 midway through the half. Wyatt's three-point play capped the offensive outburst.

    Baylor dominated inside, scoring 56 points in the paint to the Lady Aggies' 14. Baylor also scored 39 points off 36 North Carolina A&T turnovers.

    "Not a lot of teams can match up to our speed," Darrett said. "If we keep pushing up the court, we can beat a lot of teams in transition."

    The Lady Bears went on a 21-2 run in the first half, forging a 30-8 lead. Baylor led 44-16 at the half.

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