March 3, 2012
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#1/1 BAYLOR 77, IOWA STATE 53
FERRELL CENTER WACO, TEXAS
MARCH 3, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 9,453
The 31-0 record is the best in program history, and keeps Baylor as the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I.
With today's Lady Bear victory, Kim Mulkey's career record now stands at 329-79.
Baylor is now 169-89 in Big 12 regular season play and 142-52 under Mulkey.
The Lady Bears own the longest active win streak (31) in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
Baylor's 31-0 regular-season record is a Big 12 record, besting Nebraska's 30-0 mark to begin the 2009-10 season.
Baylor is 69-4 over its last 73 games.
The win is Baylor's ninth in the last 10 games vs. Iowa State, improving the Lady Bears head-to-head record to14-6 overall, 8-1 in Waco, and 13-3 under Kim Mulkey.
The win gives Baylor an 18-0 Big 12 mark, the first in conference history, ensures Baylor of a league-record six-game win margin over the rest of the Big 12.
Baylor extended its school-record Big 12 regular-season win streak to 21 straight.
The win gives Baylor's its second consecutive undefeated home record at 19-0, after going 21-0 in 2010-11.
Baylor honored its three seniors, Terran Condrey, Ashley Field and Lindsay Palmer, at halftime. Palmer and Field have each graduated, and Condrey is set to graduate in May.
With game tied at 43-43 at the 15:37 mark of the second half, Baylor outscored Iowa State 34-10 to close the game.
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in 206 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006 against Maryland.
Baylor has won 34 of its last 35 regular-season Big 12 games. Its last loss was Feb. 19, 2011 at Texas Tech.
Baylor has now won 30 or more games in seven seasons, including three under Kim Mulkey and each of the last two.
Iowa State's 10 treys ties the second-most against Baylor this season.
Baylor outscored Iowa State 52-8 in the paint.
Baylor's field-goal percentage of .583(28-of-48) is the second-highest of the season, and marks the best since shooting .636 against Yale on Nov. 22, 2011.
Brittney Griner recorded a career-high 41 points, passing her previous career high of 40 vs. Green Bay in the NCAA Tournament last season. Griner also tied a career-high with 15 field goals made.
Griner has scored in double-figures in 71 straight games and in 101 of 103 in her career.
Griner has now scored 40 or more points twice in her career, 30 or more four times this season and eight times in her career, and 20 or more points in 22 games this season and 63rd of her career.
Odyssey Sims (five steals) had her fifth game of the season with at least five steals.
Destiny Williams (15 points) scored in double figures for the 14th game this season and 23rd game in her career.
Williams (11 rebounds) collected her 15th double-digit rebounding game of the season, 19th of her career.
Williams' double figures in points (15) and rebounds (11) marks her 10th double-double of the season, 12th of her career.