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Baylor Women's Basketball

No. 24 Baylor Makes Return Trip to No. 22 West Virginia

February 23, 2024
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WACO, Texas – The No. 24 Baylor women’s basketball team returns to the road for a two-game road swing beginning with No. 22 West Virginia on Saturday.

Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. CT and the game is available for streaming via the Big 12 Now on ESPN+. A live radio broadcast will be available online and locally in Waco on 104.9 FM and live in-game updates will be provided via Twitter and live stats.

STARTING FIVE

Baylor won its 29th-consecutive meeting with Texas Tech on Sunday with the last loss Baylor will have its third opportunity at a series sweep this weekend when it travels to face No. 22 West Virginia. The Bears split the series with nationally-ranked Texas earlier this season before sweeping Houston. Baylor will have a final chance at a two-game sweep when it hosts Oklahoma State in the regular-season finale on March 3.

Saturday’s game marks the ninth top-25 matchup of the season for the Bears. Baylor is 5-3 this year against ranked opponents including 3-3 against ranked foes in the Big 12.

With the 69-61 victory over Kansas on Wednesday, the Bears collected their 20th win of the season marking the 24th-straight year that Baylor has put together a 20-plus win season. The streak is the second-longest in the country behind UConn (31).

For the second-straight game, and third time in five outings, Baylor outrebounded its opponent on Wednesday night, besting Kansas on the boards, 41-29. The Bears are an impressive 16-1 this season when grabbing more rebounds than their opponent.

Baylor’s bench scored 35 points while the Bears held Kansas’ bench to zero points marking the fourth time this season, and the third time in league play, the Jayhawk reserves have gone scoreless.

SCOUTING THE SERIES WITH WEST VIRGINIA

Baylor leads the all-time series with West Virginia, 23-5, and the Bears are 9-1 in Morgantown. Prior to the Mountaineers’ sweep of the Bears last season, Baylor had won 11-straight games dating back to the 2017-18 season.

In BU’s 65-58 win at home on Feb. 10, four Bears finished in double figures led by Darianna Littlepage-Buggs’ 14-point, 10-rebound performance. Bella Fontleroy joined her teammate in double figures on the glass, grabbing 10 rebounds, while Sarah Andrews dished out a game-high six assists. The 58 points scored by WVU were its third-lowest scoring output of the season, tallying just 49 against Texas (Jan. 6) and 54 against George Washington (Nov. 23).

 

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No. 24 Baylor Makes Return Trip to No. 22 West Virginia

5,292 Views | 61 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by Dcheetah
MrGolfguy
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Just win Lady Bears!
jdkingbear
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Play like you did when you were 14-0 and you will leave Morgantown on a 3 win run. Conference championship is off the table, but the conference tourney is still possible. Get hot and stay there.
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historian
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Second half is going great. Keep it up Baylor!!!
“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!”
Psalm 119:36
KajunKarlsdad
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historian said:

Second half is going great. Keep it up Baylor!!!


Not the last 3 minutes! Turnovers, mind blowing
bawitdaball
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They are about to lose due to an embarrassing 90 seconds of basketball. How do you lose focus during the last two minutes of a game?
pilgrim
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Hope we survive this huge meltdown.
bawitdaball
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pilgrim said:

Hope we survive this huge meltdown.



Talk about an embarrassing finish. 11-0 run to finish the game?
pilgrim
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Still could win.
bawitdaball
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Why did we not take a timeout during that run? Four straight backcourt turnovers and no time out to advance the ball?

I think the frustrating thing is watching a game for two hours that is given away in a matter of 2 minutes of game time. If you can't hold a 10 point lead with 2 1/2 minutes left ...
Cove Dawg
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Epic collapse
DanaDane
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What a STUPID mistake on that pass. Basically gave any chance of winning away right there. You can't make those kind of mistakes as an experienced senior.
pilgrim
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I don't know what's wrong with Sarah there. She goes into the ozone mentally sometimes. Hard to understand.
bawitdaball
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DanaDane said:

What a STUPID mistake on that pass. Basically gave any chance of winning away right there. You can't make those kind of mistakes as an experienced senior.
We make those mistakes at least 6 times a game. Collapse at the end of the first quarter and the end of the game. No focus. We had four quick points at the begging of the fourth and all the sudden we have Andrews coming in to sub. This should be a foul with no time going off the clock.
DanaDane
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OMG!!!! WVU decided to TOP our stupidity and even do it worse!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
pilgrim
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Well, we still have a chance. Maybe we can pull it together.
BUAL
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Jana is hot the second half yet we bring our starters back in. They watch the lead disappear. We bring Jana in for the final play but Andrew's Phipps the ball over like she's 10 feet tall. Epic collapse.
pilgrim
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What an ending.
DanaDane
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Dang it!

I thought Walker's shot went in. At least she can tie/win it at the line.
Dcheetah
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Missi missed his. Lets see if Jada can make hers
pilgrim
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I don't remember a game ending like this in a long time.
Dcheetah
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BS not flagrant
DanaDane
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YES!!!!!!!!

BEARS WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. Almost gave it away but take home the victory!!!!!
Dcheetah
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Jana so clutch!!
DanaDane
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Yeah, what's up with that?
pilgrim
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What a great survival!!! Whew!!!
bawitdaball
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WOW - never should have been in that situation. Bailed out the team. I don't care what her stat line is - the way Jada has been playing and running the floor as general, she has earned more time on the court. She is hitting her stride at just the right time. Time for coach to show her some confidence and get her into the game more!
bawitdaball
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pilgrim said:

What a great survival!!! Whew!!!
We just prevented a repeat story on ESPN for the next three or four days.
DanaDane
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Jana nailed those 2 FT's. Did anyone see Walker? Is she okay? Was it just a neck stinger?
bawitdaball
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I still see us as a 5 seed as I don't think us or WV lose the last two games we have on the schedule. But I do feel we are in WVU's head a bit. And we will stay ranked for the duration of the season ... small victory!
bawitdaball
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DanaDane said:

Jana nailed those 2 FT's. Did anyone see Walker? Is she okay? Was it just a neck stinger?
She had an ice pack on her neck but was on the bench and still cheering, so hopefully soreness.
BUAL
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Did I eat too many brownies and just hallucinate that?
Dcheetah
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So happy for Jana but what an epic collapse late. Should have never come to that
Bear3
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JANA !!!!!!! Ice in your veins!!!! Also good steal by Walker!!! Unbelievable finish! SICEM!



Gametime
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Sure glad we won. Holey moley.
Dcheetah
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So happy jana is having this success!! Love seeing her pure joy shown on the court!
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