AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knows that No. 24
Texas wants the ball to go through Tiffany Jackson whenever
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.