8/9 BAYLOR 105 (8-1), NR/NR NORTH DAKOTA 43 (4-3)
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
• Baylor improved to 1-0 over UND, winning the first meeting between the programs.
• Baylor has won 182 consecutive home games vs. non-ranked opponents, dating back to an April 4, 2003, homecourt loss to Auburn in the WNIT finals. BU is now 222-4 in non-league home games under Mulkey.
• Baylor is 514-96 all-time under head coach Kim Mulkey.
• Baylor is 908-495 all-time in its 44th season.
• 218 of Baylor’s 249 wins since 2010-11 have been by 10 points or more, and only 14 times in that span has its winning margin been five points or fewer.
• Baylor is 249-21 over the past six seasons, including a 136-8 mark in Big 12 play – 116-7 in regular season and 20-1 in Big 12 Tournament play.
• In Baylor’s last 411 games, only three opponents (Texas, .516; Stanford, .509; West Virginia, .500) have shot 50 percent or above.
• In 596 of 610 games under Mulkey, Baylor has held its opponent at or below 50 percent field goal shooting with only six of those efforts coming in the last 14 years.
• Baylor started Dekeiya Cohen, Kristy Wallace, Lauren Cox, Kalani Brown and Natalie Chou – the group is 8-0 as a starting unit.
• After BU trailed 12-9 with 6:34 remaining in the first period, the Lady Bears and Fighting Hawks were tied at 17-17 at the 3:02 mark in the first quarter before Baylor went on a 40-5 run to take control of the game going into half.
• With UND’s five points in the second quarter, Baylor held its opponent to single-digit scoring in a quarter for the fourth time this season (vs. Georgia Tech in first quarter, vs. Kentucky in third quarter, vs. Stanford in first quarter).
• Baylor’s 25-point advantage in scoring in the second quarter is the most lopsided scoring quarter for the Lady Bears this season.
• All nine Lady Bears scored at least four points in the contest.
• Baylor scored in triple digits for the fourth time this season.
• Baylor led by as many as 67 in Tuesday’s contest (fourth quarter at 2:56).
• Baylor is 283-23 in home games under Mulkey and has won 72 of its last 73.
• Baylor is 457-26 when leading at half under Mulkey.
• Baylor is 101-4 in December games under Mulkey.
• Baylor is 481-21 when outshooting its opponent under Mulkey.
• Baylor is 436-40 when outrebounding its opponent under Mulkey.
• Kalani Brown (21 points) had her seventh 20-plus point performance of the season and 13th of her career, despite totaling just 12 minutes on the floor.
• Brown scored in double-digits for the 57th time in her career, including all nine games this season.
• Natalie Chou (13 points) had her 10th career double-digit scoring effort, her fourth on the season.
• Chou (10 rebounds) posted the first double-double of her collegiate career.
• Dekeiya Cohen (10 points) scored in double-figures for the 12th time in her career and the fifth time this season.
• Cohen joins Brown as the only two Lady Bears to play in and score five or more points in all nine games this season.
• Kristy Wallace (8 assists) dished out a season-high assist mark, adding in nine points and posting her second-straight game without a turnover.
• Lauren Cox (15 points) reached double-digit points for the eighth time in eight games played this season and the 20th time in her career, matching her season and career-high with three steals.
• Alexis Morris (15 points) scored in double-digits for the fifth time this season.
• Morris (5 rebounds) set a new season and career-high rebounding mark, passing her previous high of 3 (vs. Missour State, 11/23/17, at UCLA, 11/18/17)
• Didi Richards (9 rebounds) posted a new career-high rebounding effort, topping her previous high of 2 (vs. Missouri State, 11/23/17, vs. Coppin State, 11/12/17).
• Richards (3 blocks) also had a career-high block count, having previously totaled only one block on the year vs. Lamar on 11/10/17.
• Moon Ursin (3 assists) set a new season and career-high assist mark, topping her previous high of 2 (vs. Coppin State, 11/12/17).
• Ursin added a career-high four rebounds and six points off the bench.
• Ursin, Richards, and Morris all played career-high minutes for the Lady Bears in Tuesday’s win.