WACO, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 16 points, coach Kim Mulkey reached her 500th career victory and No. 4 Baylor claimed its seventh straight Big 12 regular-season title with an 86-48 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Lady Bears' victory, combined with Iowa State's 70-66 upset of No. 6 Texas on Friday night, gave Baylor the outright championship with one game remaining. It also made Mulkey the second-fastest coach to reach the 500-win milestone. Only her mentor and former Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore needed fewer games (576) to reach 500 wins than Mulkey (594). Baylor (27-2, 16-1) led 28-11 after shooting 62 percent in the first quarter and remained in control the rest of the way. Alexis
Iowa State missed the NCAA Tournament last season after a nine-year run. On Friday night, the Cyclones took a big step toward making a return. Seanna Johnson scored 22 points, including 10 straight for the Cyclones in the third quarter, and they upset No. 6 Texas 70-66 Friday for their fourth straight victory. Down two with seven minutes remaining, Iowa State (17-11, 8-9 Big 12) took control with a 9-0 run. "That's one of the biggest wins we've had in a long time," coach Bill Fennelly said. "Texas is a Final Four caliber team." Bridget Carleton scored 18 points for Iowa State, including a 3-pointer from well behind the line just before time ran out in the third quarter after making a steal. But
Kim Mulkey, the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Baylor University, had strong words for parents who were concerned about female students’ safety on campus. After the women’s team clinched the Big 12 regular season title on Saturday, Mulkey used her postgame speech to defend her school, which has been under fire for a sexual assault scandal under former football coach Art Briles.