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Baylor 87, Houston 58

Baylor 87, Houston 58

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WACO, Texas - Aijha Blackwell had 15 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season, leading five players in double-figure scoring for sixth-ranked Baylor, which beat Houston 87-58 to stretch its season-opening winning streak to 14 games in a row.

The 14-0 start is the second-best in program history. The only better for the Bears was their 2012 national championship team with Brittney Griner that had a perfect 40-0 record.

Sarah Andrews and Darianna Littlepage-Buggs scored 14 each for the Bears, who shot 57.1% overall from the field (32 of 56) and 8-of-19 from 3-point range while improving to 3-0 in Big 12 play. Dreā€™Una Edwards enjoyed a solid all-around game with 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Yaya Felder, a junior transfer from Ohio, scored 11 points to give her 1,000 career points and make Baylor the only NCAA team with five active career 1,000-point scorers.

Laila Blair scored 17 points for Big 12 newcomer Houston (9-5, 0-3 Big 12), which shot 35.5% (22 of 62).

Baylor dominated the Cougars from the start, opening up a 28-14 lead after the first quarter. The Bears made 11 of 13 shots in the third quarter to push their lead to 74-44.

BIG PICTURE

The Bears are 2-0 in the brand-new Foster Pavilion, following up their 71-50 win over No. 23 TCU in their debut there Wednesday night. They had 24 assists on 32 baskets against Houston after coming into the game leading the Big 12 and ranking third nationally at 21.5 assists per game.

Baylor athletics press release

January 6, 2024





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