|#1/1 Baylor vs. Chattanooga
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011 | 2 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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BAYLOR HOSTS PRESEASON WNITAs in previous seasons, as long as Baylor wins, it will continue to host tournament games.All told, 16 teams are competing in the 2011 Preseason WNIT. Chattanooga, ETSU, Howard, McNeese State, Tennessee Tech, UAB and UCLA are on Baylor's side of the bracket while Akron, Detroit, Drexel, Hartford, Indiana State, Long Island, Manhattan and Notre Dame are on the opposite side of the bracket.
The Lady Bears are 5-2 in Preseason WNIT contests, losing in the second round in 1998 to 20th-ranked Florida (70-58) and to 12th-ranked Purdue (69-55) in the 2006 championship game. Since that loss to Purdue, Baylor has won 48 straight non-league home games (including two NCAA Tournament games in 2011).
• The Baylor-Chattanooga matchup features two of NCAA Division I's most successful active coaches by winning percentage. BU head coach Kim Mulkey is No. 4 on the list at .791 (299-79) winning percentage while Chattanooga's Wes Moore ranks No. 7 with a .767 (508-154) winning percentage.
• Mulkey, with her 299-78 career record, needs just one victory to join the 300-win club.
• Baylor's Ferrell Center record in regular season, non-conference games under coach Mulkey is 87-1 (.989). During that 12-year time span, Baylor's lone Ferrell Center loss came against 12th-ranked Purdue on Nov. 19, 2006, in the Preseason WNIT championship game. Since then, Baylor has won 48 straight non-league home games (including two NCAA Tournament contest in 2011).
• Baylor's junior post Brittney Griner has registered 401 career blocked shots and needs 45 more rejections to break Oklahoma's Courtney Paris' Big 12 record of 446.
• Griner need nine free throws to move into the No. 2 spot on BU's career free throw made chart. She has 421, Angela Tisdale (2004-08) currently sits at No. 2 with 429.
• Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field in 175 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006.
• Baylor has won at least 29 games in three of head coach Kim Mulkey's 11 seasons and has won 30 or more games twice; 33 in 2005 and a school-record 34 in 2011.
• Baylor was a school-record 21-0 at home in 2010-11 and has won 67 of its last 72 Ferrell Center games since the start of the 2007-08 season. Texas' 70-54 win in 2009-10 marked BU's last homecourt loss.
• Baylor has won five Big 12 titles, two regular season (2005, 2011) and three postseason tournaments (2005, 2009, 2011).
SCOUTING THE LADY MOCSLocated in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Chattanooga Lady Mocs opened their season at home on Friday with a 65-59 first-round WNIT victory over UAB.
The Lady Mocs finished last season at 17-13 and posted a 13-7 Southern Conference record. Four starters return off last season's team including All-Conference performer Whitney Hood.
Hood, a senior forward, averaged a team-leading 18.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game last season, while junior guard Kayla Christopher averaged 11.6 points an outing.
Hood and sophomore forward Taylor Hall each registered a double-double in the Mocs' season opening win over UAB. Hall, tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds while Hood added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Kylie Lambert added 13 points while Tenisha Townsend, a senior guard, scored 10 points.
The Lady Mocs are coached by 22nd-year head coach Wes Moore (Tennessee, 1986). Moore is 308-99 (.757) in his 14 years seasons along the Chattanooga sideline and boasts a 508-154 (.767) career mark.
Moore ranks No. 7 on NCAA Division I's winningest active coaches (by percentage).
SERIES VS. CHATTANOOGA
Baylor leads the series 1-0. In their lone meeting to date, the Lady Bears downed Chattanooga in the first-round of the 2007 NCAA Championships at Raleigh, N.C., March 18, 68-55.
Kim Mulkey is 1-0 overall vs. the Lady Mocs.
300 WINS IN SIGHT
Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, with her 299-79 career record, needs just one victory to join the 300-win club.
DEFENSE A BAYLOR STRONG-POINT
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field in 175 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006, an 82-63 Sweet 16 loss to eventual national champion Maryland.
In 2010-11, BU held 14 of its 37 opponents to below a .300 field goal percentage.
This season, BU held it season-opening opponent, Howard, to a .156 field goal percentage.