Off the Court with Chameka Scott
Off the Court with Chameka Scott returns for the second time during the 2005-06 season. Join senior guard and tri-captain Chameka Scott as she takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at the defending national champion Lady Bears' season. Check back each week as Chameka looks back at last week's games and previews the week ahead.
During the Lady Bears' 2005-06 national championship season, Scott started 35 of 36 games on the year, including each of Baylor's last 21 (averaged 8.4 ppg over that stretch). In BU's six 2005 NCAA Tournament starts, she averaged 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. She sparked the Lady Bears with an 18-point, nine-rebound (all defensive caroms), four-steal performance while playing the entire 40 minutes of the North Carolina victory. Her four made 3-point buckets against the Tar Heels tied her career-best. She was perfect from the floor (3-for-3) in the championship game vs. Michigan State, collected four rebounds, dished out three assists and added a steal.
During BU's Big 12 Tournament championship run, Scott averaged 10.0 points and 2.3 assists in BU's Big 12 Tournament championship run, while shooting 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range. She tallied 16 points and three blocks vs. Missouri in Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, then had two points and four assists vs. Texas Tech in semis before contributing 12 points and six rebounds in title game victory over Kansas State. Over the last 11 games, she averaged 9.8 points while shooting 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from 3-point range and recording six double-digit scoring efforts. Scptt drained three or more treys 10 times on year (Baylor was 9-1 in those contests) with a high of four vs. Penn State, Missouri (Big 12 Tournament), Illinois State and North Carolina and her 49 treys rank as the fourth-best one-season total in school history.
Scott grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds at Mississippi State and tallied a career-high 20 points vs. Penn State. She notched second career double-double with 15-point, 10-rebound performance at Washington, also tied then-career-high in blocks with three. Baylor is 19-1 all-time when she scores in double-digits, including 12-1 in 2004-05. The Lady Bears' No. 4 scorer (7.8 ppg) on the season had eight double-digit scoring games in her last 16 starts. Scott was also No. 2 on the team and No. 9 in Big 12 with 69 steals (1.92 spg). She ranks No. 7 on Baylor's career 3-point percentage list with a .355 mark and is No. 6 in made 3-pointers (76) and tied for No. 9 in 3-point attempts (214). Scotts was also named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester.