Baylor Beats Texas Tech 71-60 in Big 12 Women’s Tournament

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The Baylor Bears took care of business against the Texas Tech Lady Raiders, 71-60, in the second round of the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City on Friday.

Baylor (24-6) will face Iowa State at 11 a.m. Saturday in the third round of the tournament. With the loss, the Lady Raiders (17-16) wrapped up their 2023-2024 Big 12 campaign.

 

The Bears entered the game on a five-game winning streak with their last loss dating back to an 84-73 loss to Oklahoma on February 14th. During the stretch, Baylor took down the tournament’s No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 11, and No. 12 seed.

While the Bears were able to come away with a commanding victory over Texas Tech, it was not without adversity. The Lady Raiders cut Baylor’s lead to just two points entering the fourth quarter. Up 52-50, Nicki Collen’s team went on an 8-0 run to extend the lead to 10 with just eight minutes remaining.

The Bears had a fairly even split of production across the board, with four players reaching double figures. Senior guard Sarah Andrews led the team with 13 points, followed by Aijha Blackwell with 11 and Bella Fontleroy and Yaya Felder with 10 each.

For Texas Tech, the backcourt duo of Bailey Maupin and Jasmine Shavers combined for 33 points, three rebounds, and one assist, with the next highest scorer being Jada Wynn with eight.

The Lady Raiders finished the season, losing nine of their last ten games. The team’s last non-tournament win came on January 27th vs. TCU.