March 10, 2012
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#1/1 BAYLOR 73, #22/14 TEXAS A&M 50
MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM KANSAS CITY, MO.
MARCH 10, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 4,235
Baylor has won three of the last four Big 12 Championship titles, all three have come against Texas A&M.
Baylor won its fourth Big 12 Championship since 2005 and fourth overall.
Baylor is the all-time winningest team in Big 12 Championship history with 23 victories.
Baylor 23-point winning margin is the largest in Big 12 Championship title games.
The 34-0 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 332-79.
The Lady Bears own the longest active win streak (34) in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
Baylor is 72-4 over its last 76 games.
The win is Baylor's 11th over Texas A&M in the last 12 contests, the Lady Bears are now 50-36 vs. the Aggies, 4-0 in Kansas City and 25-5 under Kim Mulkey.
Baylor wins its second straight and fourth overall Big 12 Championship crown for the sixth time in program history and second straight; 2011, '09, '05.
Brittney Griner's selection as the tournament's Most Outstanding Player makes it back-to-back for the 6-8 post. It marks the fourth time a Lady Bears has been so honored: 2005-Sophia Young, 2009-Jessica Morrow, 2011 Griner.
The selection of three players (Griner, Odyssey Sims, Destiny Williams) to the All-Tournament team, marks the second time a BU trio has been honored: Jessica Morrow, Jhasmin Player and Morghan Medlock earned all-tournament honors in 2009.
Baylor is now 9-0 vs. ranked opponents this season.
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in 209 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006 against Maryland.
Baylor's 34 wins matches last season's program record victories.
Baylor has now won 108 straight games when scoring 70 or more points.
Brittney Griner (10 pts.) has scored in double-figures in 74 straight games and in 104 of 106 in her career.
Griner has 2,288 career points, which ranks No. 5 on the Big 12 career scoring chart.
Griner's six blocks marks the 59th time in her career she's blocked five or more shots in a game.
Griner broke her own Big 12 Championship record with 18, she held the previous mark of 14, set in 2011. Her 42 career tournament blocks is also a Big 12 Championship record breaking OU's Courtney Paris' 40 (2006-09).
Destiny Williams (12 points/11 rebounds) delivered her 12th double-double of the season and 14th of her career.
Destiny Williams has scored in double figures in 18 games this season, 26 in career and hauled down double-digit rebounds in a team-high 16 games this season, 21 in her career.
Jordan Madden scored a 10 points, marking her fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season, 12th of her career.
Odyssey Sims (26 points) recorded her 24th double-digit scoring effort of the season and the 46th of her career.
Sims tallied her eighth 20-plus scoring effort of the season and 15th of her career.
Sims is averaging 20.8 points per game vs. Baylor's nine ranked opponents.
Sims' 26 points were a season high, bettering her two 25-point efforts vs. Notre Dame and Texas A&M.