2:00 PM ET, February 9, 2008
WACO, Texas (AP) -- When Baylor's 13-game winning streak came to a halt last week, coach Kim Mulkey used words like "nonexistent" and "manhandled" to describe the Bears' inside play.The analysis was far different Saturday after Rachel Allison, Danielle Wilson and Jessica Bradley dominated the post play in No. 5 Baylor's 68-45 win over Texas Tech."I thought all three post players responded," Mulkey said of the trio that combined for 15 points in Tuesday's 77-67 loss to Oklahoma State."I didn't blame them, I challenged them," she said. "I understand how good we are when they play good. All three of them played well today. It's fun as a coach when you see people respond."Wilson scored 18 points, Allison had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Bradley scored eight for Baylor (21-2, 9-1 Big 12). Angela Tisdale had 14 points and nine assists in setting the school assist record.Not only did the three answer Mulkey's challenge on offense, they also played tough defense. They held Tech's leading scorer Dominic Seals to five points on 2-for-9 shooting."We fronted her and were there to contest shots," Mulkey said. "When you guard Dominic Seals and hold her to five points, you've had a good day. All three have to take credit. They didn't ever let her get comfortable in the paint."Stanecia Graham had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Tech (14-9, 2-7), and Jordan Murphree scored 10.Seals entered Saturday' game averaging 14.1 points."Baylor didn't do anything different" on Seals, Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry said. "She was 0-for-6 in the first half. Our damage was self-imposed."Seals scored one point in the first half and made her first field goal with 15:56 left in the game."You have to give Baylor a lot of credit," Curry said. "You've got to make shots on the road to be successful. We shot 24 percent today, and that's not going to get it."With 9:20 left in the game, Jessica Morrow hit a jumper after a pass from Tisdale on an inbounds play. The assist was Tisdale's 458th of her career and set a Baylor record, surpassing Chelsea Whitaker, who had 457 assists from 2002-05.Baylor had a scare with 3:55 remaining in the second half when Allison and Graham got tangled up in the lane below Texas Tech's basket. They fell, with the larger Graham landing atop Allison, who was slow in getting up. With guard Jhasmin Player already out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Bears are down to nine players on their roster with just seven of those playing significant minutes.
|FG Made-Attempted||16-65 (.246)||25-59 (.424)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-15 (.133)||3-12 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-15 (.733)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|