Nov. 13, 2012
NO. 1/1 BAYLOR 85, NO. 6/7 KENTUCKY 51
FERRELL CENTER WACO, TEXAS
NOV. 13, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 8,538
The win extends Baylor's non-conference Ferrell Center win streak to 59. BU's last non-conference home loss came on Nov. 19, 2006 vs. 12th-ranked Purdue in the Preseason WNIT championship game.
Baylor leads the series with Kentucky 1-0.
Baylor is 80-4 over its last 84 games.
BU is now 2-3 all-time in State Farm Tip-Off Classics.
Baylor's regular season non-conference record under coach Mulkey is 143-9. BU's regular season, non-conference home game record under coach Mulkey is 98-1.
With today's Lady Bear victory, Kim Mulkey's career record improved to 340-79.
The Lady Bears are now 30-27 under Mulkey vs. top-10 ranked opponents and 89-57 against ranked foes.
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field in 217 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006, against Maryland.
The Lady Bears have won 42 straight games, the longest active win streak and No. 5 all-time.
Baylor went on a 17-0 run from 7:52 to 2:43 in the first half to open up a 27-point lead.
For a second straight game, Baylor held its opponent to less than 20 points in the first half (19).
Baylor had four players Griner (27), Pope (10), Sims (18) and Williams (14) in double figures. It is first time for the Lady Bears to accomplish that feat since March 10, 2012 vs. Texas A&M.
Baylor (0-3) failed to make a 3-point basket for the first time since Jan. 15, 2011 vs. Texas (0-10).
Brittney Griner has now scored in double-figures in 82 straight games and in 112 of 114 in her career. She now has 70 career 20-point performances.
With five blocks tonight, Griner now has a Big 12 record 606 career blocks; 57 shy of Louella Tomlinson's (Saint Mary's [Calif.]) NCAA DI record of 663.
Griner has now recorded a block in 52 straight outings and 111 of her 114 career games.
Griner had five blocks in the game to give her 64 career games with five or more blocks.
Griner needs 21 rebounds to reach 1,000 for her career to become just the fifth Lady Bear to haul down 1,000 boards.
Kimetria Hayden has scored 847 career points and needs just 153 to become the 30th Lady Bear to achieve the milestone.
Alexis Prince made her first-career appearances on Tuesday.
Destiny Williams posted her 16th-career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.