The green-and-gold confetti flew. And green-clad Baylor coach Kim Mulkey climbed the ladder to finish the Big 12 championship celebration.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey struggles at times because her top-ranked Lady Bears are showing they can be better even without being perfect again.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey had a simple reason for keeping Brittney Griner, the reigning player of the year, on the floor in the waning minutes of a blowout win over Kansas.
Brittney Griner scored 24 points — including a one-handed slam about six minutes in — and added 12 rebounds to lead the No. 2 Lady Bears to a 74-35 win over Big 12 newcomer TCU on Wednesday night in the conference opener for both teams.
With her mom looking on, Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points in her first college game in her hometown, and Baylor cruised to an 89-49 victory against Rice.
Makenzie Robertson scored a career-high 23 points as Baylor routed Hawaii 77-42 to close a disappointing tournament for the Lady Bears in Honolulu despite two dominant wins.
Brittney Griner and Baylor are picking up right where they finished last season — at No. 1. The Lady Bears are ranked at the top of the preseason women’s basketball poll by The Associated Press for the second straight year.
Defending national champion Baylor, with All-America center Brittney Griner returning from a 40-0 season, is the overwhelming pick to win the Big 12 again.
Obama, who helps coach his daughter Sasha’s youth basketball team, honored the Lady Bears’ 40-0 team at the White House.
Brittney Griner has a broken right wrist sustained in a longboard accident.
The NCAA has put Baylor on three years of probation after a three-year investigation into hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent by basketball coaches to prep recruits.
The report lists a number of proposed penalties, including barring women’s coach Kim Mulkey from recruiting off campus in July and fewer scholarships for both programs.