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Gameday Thread: No. 13 Baylor (5-0, 0-0) Travels to SMU (3-3, 0-0)

November 30, 2023
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DALLAS, Texas – The No. 13 Baylor women's basketball team travels to Dallas this Thursday to take on the SMU Mustangs at 7 p.m. at the Moody Coliseum.

The contest is available nationally on ESPNU 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 is on a hot streak to start the season, opening a perfect 5-0 at home including an 84-77 win over the then-No. 4 Utah Utes on Nov. 14. 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.

The team has risen in the AP Top-25 Poll for the second-straight week after wins over McNeese and Alcorn State. Baylor now rests at No. 13 in the AP Top-25 and No. 16 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.

Many records were nearly met or surpassed against McNeese as the Bears combined for a school-record 17-made threes, posted the second-most assists in school history (43), and for the fifth time in program history, seven players score in double-digits, the first time under head coach Nicki Collen.

The Bears’ 93-47 win over Alcorn State marked the first time that the Bears have surpassed the 80-point mark in the first five games of the season since the 2011-12 campaign, when Baylor recorded a perfect 40-0 season en route to a national championship title.

Thursday's matchup with SMU will be the 40th all-time meeting between the Bears and the Mustangs, a series that SMU controls 22-17. The two teams met last year in Waco to a 58-55 result in favor of the Bears and it marked the first meeting since 1996.

SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS

SMU is 3-3 to start the season, rattling off three straight wins at home before recording their first loss of the season to No. 5 Colorado. The Mustangs then traveled to California for the San Diego Classic, where they found two more losses including a 67-80 setback to Harvard – a team the Bears had beaten, 81-71, six days prior.

SMU finished the 2022-23 season 17-13, making their second-straight WNIT appearance and holding opponents to an American Athletic Conference second-best 58.3 points per game. The Mustangs are led in scoring by Tiara Young, the Houston transfer and unanimous 22-23 AAC Sixth Player of the Year, averaging 21.0 points per game, and Tamia Jones, averaging 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

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Gameday Thread: No. 13 Baylor (5-0, 0-0) Travels to SMU (3-3, 0-0)

5,309 Views | 37 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by ScottS
MrGolfguy
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Just win Lady Bears!
whitetrash
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SMU coaching staff is all dolled up in spiky pumps, BU staff looks like they are headed out to Starbucks and Target.
BearFan33
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Smu hot from 3 point line to start
HoustonBear15
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Edwards always seems to make the tough ones and miss the easy ones.
BearFan33
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DLPB being a beast down low.
RitaRivas
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Coach Wilson was usually styling along with Kim when she was on the Baylor sidelines.

whitetrash said:

SMU coaching staff is all dolled up in spiky pumps, BU staff looks like they are headed out to Starbucks and Target.
BearFan33
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Bears up by 4 end of 1. Great minutes by LPB abd Bella.
whitetrash
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20-16 end 1. We've missed 4-5 bunnies or the lead would be more.
Gametime
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Ladies are passing awesome tonight. Love it. Great job.
RitaRivas
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i don't like our girls chirping after made baskets. We gotta play like an elite team who expects to win.
whitetrash
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Zone defense giving us fits
KajunKarlsdad
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Sloppy play. SMU 4-6 from 3, maybe somebody might want to play some D on the perimeter
rileyroo
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Sloppy passing and bad D. Get it together Bears
RitaRivas
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We have a huge talent and depth advantage. Just need to execute like it. This shouldn't be close at this stage. Need another run to close the half.
Gametime
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Horrid 3 point shooting. Wow. They aren't even close.
whitetrash
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3 fouls on their hot 3pt shooter
KajunKarlsdad
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Gametime said:

Horrid 3 point shooting. Wow. They aren't even close.


2 for 12. Ugh
BearkatBear
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felt like we could've scored 60 that half. should be able to keep out scoring them even if they stay hot from deep.
rileyroo
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#5 Colorado only beat SMU by 15 and it was close throughout. Baylor needs to tighten up the D and keep Young from driving uncontested to the basket.
whitetrash
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We are 3-14 from 3 and 13-25 inside the arc.

They are 5-8 from 3 and 7-21 inside the arc.
Gametime
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Ok. Stop shooting the three. We aren't even close.

Stop shooting it!!!
BearFan33
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We are pretty dominant on the rebounds. If they cool when shooting 3s we should pull away. Our Offense looks a lot better than last year.
Gametime
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BearFan33 said:

We are pretty dominant on the rebounds. If they cool when shooting 3s we should pull away. Our Offense looks a lot better than last year.


Absolutely.
Gametime
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Gotta get Walker out. Can't shoot today, passing sloppy, and getting owned on d.
BearFan33
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Gametime said:

Gotta get Walker out. Can't shoot today, passing sloppy, and getting owned on d.


Yes

Not her night
BUVA
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T-Rex looking good in his Bear hat!
Got Mulk?
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BearFan33 said:

We are pretty dominant on the rebounds. If they cool when shooting 3s we should pull away. Our Offense looks a lot better than last year.


This is a very talented offense. CNC finally has her kind of players. Deep bench too.
whitetrash
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BUVA said:

T-Rex looking good in his Bear hat!


I'm sitting 4 to his left

We were 3-17 from 3 in the 1st half. 3-3 so far in the 2nd.
Gametime
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whitetrash said:

BUVA said:

T-Rex looking good in his Bear hat!


I'm sitting 4 to his left

We were 3-17 from 3 in the 1st half. 3-3 so far in the 2nd.


It's Sarah who is good at the 3 anyway, the rest of the team???

3-7 Sarah
4-16 rest of team.

Got Mulk?
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We don't need a 4th quarter let down. We need to finish this game strong.
SmallMan1209
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I hate smoked lay-ups
BearFan33
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Nice win ladies
HoustonBear15
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RitaRivas said:

i don't like our girls chirping after made baskets. We gotta play like an elite team who expects to win.
Wholeheartedly disagree. I love seeing a little fire and swagger from this team. They're confident and look driven.
Baylorbearsupporter
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Right I totally disagree, these women should be allowed to show their passion for the game, keep that fire, lettts go.
ScottS
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Good game for our Lady Bears. I was able to see Big12Bear, ScoutBear, Geewago and DFWBill.
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