No. 9 Baylor dumps Kansas
Published: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
WACO, Texas - Kim Mulkey-Robertson couldn't have asked for a better prelude.
With a matchup looming against third-ranked LSU on Monday, the No. 9 Lady Bears waltzed past Kansas 90-40 on Saturday.
Baylor faced LSU twice last season, losing 71-70 in the season opener and defeating the Lady Tigers 68-57 in the national championship semifinal.
"The LSU game is a testament to where our program has come," Mulkey-Robertson said. "It will be great publicity for our university and will be hyped up as a rematch of the Final Four, but were not going to allow that to be our focus."
Against the Jayhawks (13-5, 2-5 Big 12), the Lady Bears (15-3, 5-3) received balanced scoring throughout their lineup with six Baylor players reaching double figures.
Sophia Young led the offense with 17 points along with nine rebounds, while Angela Tisdale added 13, and Chameka Scott and Jhasmin Player 12 apiece. Jordan Davis contributed 11 points, and Tricia Abbott rounded out the group with 10.
Ezria Parsons hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to force overtime, then Jessica Jackson hit a key 3-pointer for visiting South Florida, which survived a late rally to beat No. 21 Notre Dame.
The Bulls, who led by as many as 15 points, needed Jackson's 3-pointer with 2:12 left in overtime for a 65-62 lead. Notre Dame cut the lead to a point on a fastbreak layup by Charel Allen. But Jessica Dickson, who scored 13 of her 18 points after halftime, hit a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left for a 67-64 lead.
Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and Essence Carson added 13 to lead visiting Rutgers to its 15th straight Big East win.
Freshman Courtney Paris scored 18 points and Chelsi Welch and Britney Brown added 16 apiece to lead visiting Oklahoma.
Amy Denson scored 18 points off the bench, including a one-handed leaner with 44 seconds left for visiting Arizona State.
Dani Kubik scored 15 points and Ambrosia Anderson added 14 to lead host Brigham Young.
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