8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knows that No. 24 Texas wants the ball to go through Tiffany Jackson whenever possible.Mulkey's Bears (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today; No. 13 AP) limited those opportunities Wednesday night and came away with a 63-59 victory. Jackson managed only eight points, two in the second half. "We were constantly aware of Tiffany Jackson because we know everything they do goes through her," Mulkey said. "She is such a great player and we made her work for it." Bernice Mosby had 17 of her 23 points in the second half and 12 rebounds to propel the Bears (17-3, 4-2 Big 12) to their third straight win over Texas (14-6, 3-3). "In the second half Mosby took it to us," Texas coach Jody Conradt said. "It was the first time I have seen her play and I was impressed. She was a go-to player." Latara Darrett finished with 18 points and Jhasmin Player grabbed seven rebounds to help Baylor keep Conradt four wins shy of her 900th victory. Erneisha Bailey led Texas with 16 points, and Jackson, who battled Mosby most of the game, never found a rythym offensively. "It was no surprise that they were going to take Tiffany away," Conradt said. "She was a bit impatient." Baylor held a four-point lead with less than a minute to play and sealed the game at the free-throw line by missing only one foul shot down the stretch. Darrett matched her season average during the first 20 minutes with eight points to help Baylor keep pace. Texas shot 7 of 14 during the final 7:00 of the first half and withstood a 23-15 rebounding advantage from Baylor to take a 29-25 halftime lead. Baylor won despite committing 22 turnovers, which turned into 23 points for Texas. The Bears ended the game with a 41-30 rebounding edge. Twelve of those came on the offensive end, including a game-clinching one from Rachel Allison in the game's final moments.