Baylor Lady Bears
Nina Davis scored 21 points, national assists leader Niya Johnson had 12 more helpers to tie Baylor’s career record and the Lady Bears beat Arkansas 73-44 in their second-round NCAA Tournament game Sunday.
The Lady Bears, after winning their fifth consecutive Big 12 regular-season in a season they weren’t even the preseason favorite, clinched their fifth conference tournament championship in a row with a 75-64 win over Texas on Monday night.
Nina Davis made another strong move to the basket, converting the layup while being fouled. The Big 12 player of the year made the free throw and then went to the bench for good.
Kaylon Williams and Sharane Campbell-Olds each scored 15 points, and Oklahoma defeated the third-ranked Lady Bears 68-64 on Wednesday night to end their win streak at 25 games.
The Lady Bears were happy to come away with an “ugly” 67-60 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night. “I think we all just struggled tonight,” coach Kim Mulkey said.
Nina Davis scored 22 points as the Lady Bears stretched their overall winning streak to 23 games with a 79-51 victory over West Virginia on Sunday.
Take a quick glance at the Big 12 standings, and everything looks normal with the Baylor women leading the way. Except the Lady Bears are the only ranked team.
With Niya Johnson passing at a record pace and Nina Davis scoring almost at will, No. 3 Baylor is well on the way to a fifth consecutive Big 12 title.
Imani Wright scored 16 points, Nina Davis had 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 3 Baylor beat Oklahoma State 69-52 on Wednesday night for its 20th straight victory.
Nina Davis and Niya Johnson were in the middle of a decisive run for Baylor. The post player and point guard are two big reasons the Lady Bears have won 19 games in a row.
Baylor was more than prepared for a TCU team with a new coach and a new philosophy. The Horned Frogs still have some work to do to catch up — and keep up — with the Big 12’s best team.
Texas coach Karen Aston has been constantly telling her team that someone else has to help Nneka Enemkpali rebounding the ball. Now the No. 8 Longhorns might be without their top scorer and rebounder.