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January 3rd, 2010
Bobcats suffer historic loss at Baylor

010310foxTexas State head coach Suzanne Fox has seen a lot of Bobcat women’s basketball games, but nothing quite like Saturday’s 99-18 loss at Baylor. Texas State sports information photo.


Texas State’s women’s basketball team suffered an historic loss Saturday, shooting only 9.3 percent in a 99-18 loss at fifth-ranked Baylor.

The Bears scored the first 26 points of the game and held a 47-5 halftime lead. Texas State shot just 6.3 percent (two of 32) in the first half, while Baylor made 70 percent of its shots (21 of 30).

The second half was just about a carbon copy, with Texas State making only three of 22 shots (13.6 percent), compared with 15 of 22 (68.2 percent) for Baylor. For the game, Texas State made five of 54 field goal attempts (9.3 percent), compared with 36 of 52 (69.2 percent) for Baylor.

Not only did the Bobcats miss their shots, but Baylor cleaned up its defensive board, where it beat the Bobcats, 44-6, on the way to a 54-19 overall rebounding advantage. Texas State scored four points from the paint in the entire game.

Baylor also cleaned up at the free-throw line, hitting 24 of 38 (53.2 percent), compared with six of eight (75 percent) for the Bobcats.

Brittney Griner of Baylor led all scorers with 26 points. Diamond Ford paced Texas State with seven points.

“We have to move past this game and focus on our Southland Conference schedule,” said Texas State head coach Suzanne Fox, whose team fell to 4-7. “Pre-conference is over, and just like everyone else in the league, we are 0-0.”

The Bears improved to 13-1.

The Bobcats will begin Southland Conference play at Strahan Coliseum on Jan. 9 against Texas-Arlington (7 p.m.).

Texas State’s five points in a half, 18 in a game and 81-point margin of defeat are the worst such performances in school history.

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