No. 14 Baylor topsTexas, wins fourth straight

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey doesn't hesitate to
put a one of her freshmen into a crucial situation.

Latara Darrett came off the bench and scored 17 points, 14 of
them in the second half, to lead the Lady Bears (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today; No. 15 AP) to a 71-56
win over Texas on Sunday.

"I'm not hesitant to put any of the rotation into the game,"
Mulkey said. "That's what happens when you're confident. Tara
[Darrett] especially had a good game today."

Angela Tisdale added 12 and Bernice Mosby and Jhasmin Player had
10 points apiece for the Lady Bears (23-4, 10-3 Big 12), who have
won four straight.

The win keeps Baylor tied for first place in the Big 12
standings with Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

Baylor led 30-22 at halftime but Texas (16-11, 5-8) opened the
second half with a 6-0 run. Tiffany Jackson converted a layup for
the Longhorns to tie at 38 with just over 12 minutes left.

But Baylor put together a 13-3 run to grab a 51-41 lead with 8{
minutes remaining. Darrett, who scored 16 points in Baylor's first
meeting against the Longhorns, capped the surge with a 3-pointer
and a layup.

"I picked up my energy level," Darrett said. "Once I did that
I came into the game and helped my team the best I can."

Earnesia Williams scored 16 points and Jackson finished with 12
for Texas, which has lost four straight.

"It's frustrating," Jackson said. "But we are really young
and forget about the bad things we do a lot. We just try to keep