Baylor topples Texas, Oklahoma State en route to 21-game winning streak
One of only 14 teams still unbeaten in conference play, Baylor has won 21 consecutive games and shows no signs of letting up. The streak ranks as the fourth-longest in Lady Bears history, while the school record is 42, with 40 coming during the national championship season of 2011-12, plus the first two games of 2012-13.
The Lady Bears (22-1, 11-0 Big 12) navigated around two potential roadblocks this past week with wins against Oklahoma State (69-52) and Texas (70-68). In the win versus Oklahoma State, Baylor showcased its superior team depth as Imani Wright scored 16 points, Nina Davis had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Sune Agbuke added 10 points and nine rebounds, and Niya Johnson had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Lady Bears. In beating Texas for the ninth consecutive time, Davis (20 points) and Johnson (17 points) combined for 37 points and 12 rebounds, while Wright added another 16 to the winning effort.
Only a sophomore, the 5-foot-11 Davis continues to shine and leads Baylor with an average of 21.0 points and 8.9 rebounds per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor. Her 20-point outing against Texas was the 51st time in her career and 21st time this season she's scored in double figures. She has scored 20-or-more points 14 times this season and 19 times for her career.
It’s been nearly two months since Baylor suffered its only loss of the season, losing at Kentucky, 74-64 on Nov. 17. The biggest games for Baylor between now and the end of the regular season are two February games in a 14-day span with Oklahoma (15-7 and 9-2), which is currently second in the Big 12 standings behind Baylor, two games back. The Sooners will take on the Lady Bears Feb. 11 in Waco, Texas and again on Feb. 25 in Norman, Oklahoma.