March 11, 2011
#3/3 BAYLOR 86, KANSAS STATE 53
MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM KANSAS CITY, MO.
MARCH 11, 2011 ATTENDANCE: 4,852
Baylor is now 14-8 against Kansas State, including 4-3 on neutral courts, BU has won the last 10 games between the two schools.
Baylor advances to the Big 12 Championship finals for the fifth time (2002, '04, '05, '09) and is 2-2 in such games.
Baylor, at 30-2, has now won at least 30 games in two seasons under Coach Mulkey and six seasons overall. Four of BU's 30-win seasons came before the sport was recognized as an NCAA Championship sport.
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in 169-straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006 against Maryland.
BU shot a season-high 70 percent (7-10) from 3-point range.
Baylor is now 5-2 in semifinal games and is 19-12 all told in Big 12 Championship games, including 18-8 under head coach Kim Mulkey.
The Lady Bears hauled down 50-plus rebounds (52) for the seventh time this season.
Baylor's 52 rebounds are a Big 12 Championship semifinal record and are tied for fifth in all-time Big 12 Championship games.
Baylor's 23 assists ranks Fourth in Big 12 Championship semifinal history.
BU's 70 percent (7-10) from beyond the arch is the best 3-point shooting mark in Big 12 Championship semifinal history and is tied for third all-time in Big 12 history.
Brittney Griner (21 pts.) has scored in double-figures in 65-of-66 career games, including all 32 this season. She also recorded her 21st 20+ point performance of the season and 37th of her career.
Griner (1,358 pts.) moved to No. 14 on BU career scoring chart, passing Toya Ellis' (1995-99) 1,344 points.
Odyssey Sims (14 pts) registered her 22nd double-figure point performance of the season.
Destiny Williams'18 points represent her ninth double figure scoring game of the season.
Jordan Madden dished out a career-high five assists.