WACO — Fifth-ranked Baylor held Texas State to its worst shooting performance this season and took a 99-18 decision over the Bobcats Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.
Both teams wrapped up their respective non-conference slate in tonight’s game. Texas State falls to 4-7 on the season, while Baylor improves to 13-1.
“We have to move past this game and focus on our Southland Conference schedule,” head coach Suzanne Fox said. “Pre-conference is over, and just like everyone else in the league, we are 0-0.”
The Bobcats open SLC play Jan. 9 against UT Arlington at Strahan Coliseum. Tip is set for 4 p.m.
In tonight’s game, Texas State fell behind early when Baylor sprouted a 26-0 run from the opening whistle. Victoria Davis put Texas State on the board at 11:05 with a 12-foot jumper and Diamond Ford added three more points with six minutes to play, but that was all Texas State could convert in the first half.
The Bobcats shot just 6 percent, making 2-of-32 from the field to the Lady Bears 70 percent effort (21-for-30) and went into the half trailing 47-5.
Baylor’s aggressive play propelled the team to the final buzzer. Brittney Griner highlighted the team’s efforts with a game-high 26 points that included a pair of dunks. Griner became just the second player in women’s college basketball to have two dunks in a single game.
Ford led Texas State with seven points in the decision.
Game Notes The Bobcats five points at the half and 18 total points marked the lowest totals recorded in school history since a December 2003 meeting with Texas. (9 points at the half; 27 total points)
The 81-point deficit marked the most lopsided loss since a 72-point decision to Texas in 1979. (110-38)Email | Print