Nov. 4, 2013
|Baylor vs. Oklahoma City
Nov. 5, 2013 | 7 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
TV: None | Video: BaylorBears.com
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BAYLOR LADY BEARS
After an 111-52 exhibition victory over Palm Beach Atlantic, Baylor will take on the Oklahoma City University Stars in the final of its two exhibition contests on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center
The Lady Bears, 34-2 in 2012-13 and ranked No. 10 in both The Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coahes Preseason Polls, return just one starter, All-American Odyssey Sims, to the court this season.
Sims, a contender for National Player of the Year honors, led the Lady Bears against Palm Beach Atlantic with a 21 point, eight rebound, six assist and five steal performance. Freshmen Khadijiah Cave and Ieshia Small each contributed 13 points while sophomore post Kristina Higgins scored 12 and junior post Sune Agbuke managed 11 points. Senior guard Makenzie Robertson led all rebounders with 15 while Cave, a post, hauled down nine boards. Baylor out-rebounded Palm Beach Atlantic 62-20 and forced 23 Sailfish turnovers.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS
OCU, under seventh-year head coach Latricia Trammell, is ranked No. 2 in the preseason NAIA poll and comes to Waco after Sunday's 103-60 exhibition loss at Texas A&M.
Last season the Stars went 28-4 overall and 16-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play and reached the NAIA Division I tournament quarterfinals. Autumn Huffman is OCU's lone returning starter from last season. Huffman, a senior from Midwest City, Okla., contributed 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.66 steals a game.
Against Texas A&M, MacKenzie led of trio of OCU players in double-digit scoring with 17. Yvonte Neal, a junior guard, followed with 13 and Autumn Lau, a senior forward, scored 11 points while hauling down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Baylor ranked No. 10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls while OCU is listed at No. 2 in the Preseason NAIA rankings.
Baylor opens its regular season on Saturday, Nov. 9 as it hosts Grambling State in the Ferrell Center at 7 p.m.
Under veteran head coach Patricia Cage Bibbs, who begins her second season has head coach at her alma mater, the Tigers posted a 9-23 record in 2012-13. Grambling State will be led by junior guard Joanna Miller who was recently named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason Player of the Year by the league's coaches and sports information directors. As a team the Lady Tigers were picked to finish 5th in the SWAC pre season poll.
Miller a junior from Los Angeles, Calif., was last season's SWAC Newcomer of the Year and led the league in scoring, averaging 17.3 points per game and ranked 40th nationally in three point field goal percentage.
VS. OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY LAST SEASON
In last season's exhibition game, Baylor downed Oklahoma City University, 91-42, in the Ferrell Center. Five Lady Bears tallied double-digit scoring with Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims leading the way with 16 points each. Brooklyn Pope and Kimetria Hayden each popped in 11 points and freshman Kristina Higgins managed 10. Griner was the squad's leading rebounder with seven and Sims dished out a team-leading seven assists.