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Baylor Women's Basketball

Gameday Thread: No. 21 Baylor vs. Harvard

November 18, 2023
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WACO, Texas – The No. 21 Baylor women’s basketball team continues its five-game homestand on Sunday when it hosts Harvard at 1 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

The contest is available for streaming via Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and a live radio broadcast on ESPN Central Texas (1660 AM/92.3 FM) is also available for fans. Live in-game updates will be provided via Twitter and live stats. 

STARTING FIVE

  • Baylor defeated the No. 4 Utah Utes, 84-77, at the Ferrell Center Tuesday night. Senior guard Sarah Andrewspoured in 18 points, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe and went a game-high 4-for-6 from range.
  • The 84 points scored by the Bears were the most against a top-10 opponent in a regular-season, non-overtime game since scoring 87 at No. 9 Iowa State on Feb. 28, 2022. Additionally, it was most points scored against a top-five opponent in the regular season since netting 94 against No. 2 Notre Dame on Nov. 20, 2011.
  • Baylor’s win over the Utes marked the Bears’ first top-four win since beating No. 1 UConn, 74-58, on Jan. 9, 2020, and it was the first top-four win at home since beating the Huskies, 68-57, on Jan. 3, 2019.
  • On Tuesday, Andrews and Darianna Littlepage-Buggs were each named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List. They were two of six Big 12 student-athletes to make the list.
  • Sunday’s matchup with Harvard will mark the first-ever meeting between the Bears and the Crimson and the first Ivy League opponent for head coach Nicki Collen.

SCOUTING THE CRIMSON

Harvard is 3-1 to start the year with its only loss coming at the hands of then-No. 14 Maryland in its season opener on Nov. 6. The Crimson are playing 11 of their 13 nonconference games on the road in the 2023-24 season. The Crimson have four players averaging double figures led by Harmoni Turner’s 20 points per game.

In Carrie Moore’s first year as head coach in 2022-23, Harvard posted a 20-win season for the first time since 2016-17, making its first Ivy Madness championship game appearance, and advancing to the fourth round of a postseason for the first time in program history with its trip to the WNIT Great 8.

To stay up to date on all things Baylor women’s basketball, follow the team on its official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: @BaylorWBB.

 
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