Story Poster
Photo by © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Baylor Women's Basketball

Playing for the 'Ship: Lady Bears survive high-flying Ducks to advance

April 5, 2019
6,758

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - In search of a return trip of the National Championship game, Baylor’s dominant presence in the paint was just enough to outscore the high-flying attack by Oregon as the Lady Bears edged past the Ducks 72-67 in the Final Four on Friday evening. 

Oregon finished the game connecting on 12-of-32 three point baskets. Baylor didn’t make a shot from deep the entire game, missing each of their three attempts from deep.

It was Baylor’s 57.4 percent from inside the arc that was the difference in the contest. The Lady Bears connected on 31-of-54 of their shots from inside the perimeter in contrast to 13-of-36 by the Ducks.

Senior Kalani Brown and junior Lauren Cox, who scored 22 and 21 points, finished a combined 18-of-25 from two-point range in the game. Cox secured a double-double with 11 rebounds and also dished out 7 assists, collected 2 steals and blocked 3 shots. 

Baylor faced their biggest deficit of the tournament in the first quarter as the Ducks jumped out to an 11-4 lead just prior to a 15-4 run by the Lady Bears to close the first quarter. Oregon answered immediately to begin the second quarter to regain the lead, however, and the theme continued throughout contest. 

Led by three baskets by Juicy Landrum, Brown and Cox, Baylor extended the lead back out to five. Two three point makes, including a foul on the shot with 7.0 seconds remaining in the first half, was the answer by Oregon and gave the underdog a 34-33 lead at half. 

After the break, Baylor once again answered the push by the Ducks and took back momentum for a brief moment. A layup by Cox after an offensive rebound pushed the lead by the Lady Bears back out to five, but that was the final points scored by the Baylor for the next three minutes as Oregon put together a 5-0 run to tie the game back up. 

The two teams traded points and leads multiple times until consecutive baskets by Brown and Cox gave Baylor a 56-55 at the end of the third quarter. Cox’s basket came following an offensive rebound with less than 10 seconds in the quarter.  

The final quarter of play was more of the same as the teams were tied twice and traded the lead twice. It was senior guard Chloe Jackson’s layup with with 40 seconds remaining that gave Baylor a 69-67 lead that they would never relinquish. Jackson finished the game with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. 

Cox and Brown connected on 3 of their 4 free throw attempts in the final 18 seconds to seal the game.  

Junior Didi Richards continued her solid postseason play for the Lady Bears, scoring 15 points with 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 rebound.

Discussion from...

Playing for the 'Ship: Lady Bears survive high-flying Ducks to advance

5,378 Views | 7 Replies | Last: 2 yr ago by KAK
Eagle11Bear
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Lots to clean up. Way too many possessions wasted with risky & lazy passes. That being said, we were clutch when it mattered most.
Jacques Strap
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Great write up.

High flying or often floping ducks?

Porteroso
How long do you want to ignore this user?
It's no coincidence that we did not fire on all cylinders tonight. We played a great team, and calling them floppers is pretty ignorant. They did tend to fall down when they fell contact, but that is simply playing the game. The refs these days try to protect 3 point shooters, as they should. We definitely got away with the 1 often-replayed foul, so it all worked out.

Congrats to Oregon on a well played game.

I know we are all enjoying tonight, but the Lady Bears have their work cut out for them. Notre Dame might just also take 32 three-point shots against us, and from what I saw, they will make more than Oregon did. They are quicker, better at driving, and will bomb us from 3 if we let them.

Finishing this season with a win will not be very easy. Only 1 team gets to leave March Madness with a W, and we are playing for that chance. Can't ask for anything more. A dark time for any Baylor alum, but the Lady Bears are such a bright spot.
LadyChickBear
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Porteroso said:

It's no coincidence that we did not fire on all cylinders tonight. We played a great team, and calling them floppers is pretty ignorant. They did tend to fall down when they fell contact, but that is simply playing the game. The refs these days try to protect 3 point shooters, as they should. We definitely got away with the 1 often-replayed foul, so it all worked out.

Congrats to Oregon on a well played game.

I know we are all enjoying tonight, but the Lady Bears have their work cut out for them. Notre Dame might just also take 32 three-point shots against us, and from what I saw, they will make more than Oregon did. They are quicker, better at driving, and will bomb us from 3 if we let them.

Finishing this season with a win will not be very easy. Only 1 team gets to leave March Madness with a W, and we are playing for that chance. Can't ask for anything more. A dark time for any Baylor alum, but the Lady Bears are such a bright spot.
I sincerely believe we are coming out of the dark time.
jdkingbear
How long do you want to ignore this user?
It's just a coincidence, but it took 7 years to win a 2nd national championship (2005-2012), and its been 7 years since then. Nothing magical, just interesting. May the Lucky Sevens reign tomorrow. Play your hearts and heads out, ladies. Bring home the title !! Let the Irish drag their tails back to South Bend. Sicem.
jdkingbear
HarryJohnson
How long do you want to ignore this user?
They were flopping. Period.
KAK
How long do you want to ignore this user?
HarryJohnson said:

They were flopping. Period.
This...

Along with stiff-arming They had to be coached to flop so easily on every three when not even touched on at least two of them. Sabrina stiff armed Landrum into a moving screen and she hit Sabrina in the face. All the announcers could say was that Baylor got away with one...by the way the commentators leave a lot to be desired.
Refresh
Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.