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.
President Barack Obama ongratulated the Baylor University women’s baskebtall team on Wednesday for winning NCAA tournament.
With the 6-foot-8 superstar and the other four starters all coming back next year, the Lady Bears will be the heavy favorite to win another title, if not go unbeaten for a second straight year.
Kim Mulkey was quick to point out that her Lady Bears wouldn’t be the first women’s team to win 40 games. That honor belongs to her former coach.
Baylor Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey said that she is disgusted by taunting and insults directed at star player Brittney Griner on social media.
An hour after losing in last season’s regional finals, Brittney Griner sent Baylor coach Kim Mulkey a text.