Baylor WBB Wins 11th Straight Big 12 Title

Baylor WBB wins 11th straight Big 12 title
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Yesterday the No. 7 Baylor Women’s Basketball team (arguably the shining star of Baylor Athletics every single year) won their 11th straight and 22nd overall Big 12 title after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats 85-49! According to Baylor Athletics’ Jerry Hill (aka papa), “To put this amazing run in perspective, Baylor freshmen Sarah Andrews and Hannah Gusters were in the second grade the last time the Lady Bears didn’t win a conference title (2010).” The Lady Bears (19-2, 14-1) didn’t strut to their conference championship with as much ease as they have in previous seasons due to extreme circumstances like a long COVID pause (similar to that of their male counterparts), home loss to Iowa State, and another hiatus during the unprecedented Texas winter storm that ravaged the state a couple weeks ago. But even with those experiences making the season that much more difficult on the Lady Bears, they still managed to secure their 11th straight title with three more games left in the regular season including away games at Texas (aka the home of Satan) on Monday and Kansas on Thursday and the home finale against West Virginia on March 8. If the Lady Bears notch one more victory or West Virginia loses once, Baylor will not have to share the title with anyone! Yesterday was also a bittersweet celebration as the Lady Bears celebrated seniors DiDi Richards, Moon Ursin and DiJonai Carrington (who transferred to Baylor from Stanford) in their final game. Richards—who miraculously recovered from a traumatic spinal cord injury after colliding with Ursin that left her unconscious for several minutes and forced her to relearn how to walk in November—recorded two points, six assists, and five rebounds. Ursin had the greatest stats of her senior counterparts with 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and two steals; and Carrington had six points, two rebounds, and three steals.