No. 1 Baylor (15-1, 2-0) hosts Oklahoma State (12-3, 0-2)
Saturday, January 15, 2011, Ferrell Center (10,284)
Video/audio/live stats: www.BaylorBears.com (audio and video require a fee
Radio: 92.9 FM – Rick May (pxp), Lori Fogleman (color)
Series: Baylor leads 22-10
Oklahoma State Head Coach Kurt Budke: Career Record: 186-85 (9th season), Record at Oklahoma State: 106-71 (5th season)
Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey: Career Record: 279-77 (11th season). Kim Mulkey is 16-5 vs. the Cowgirls. In Waco, Baylor holds a 14-2 advantage.
The No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears go into a home game against Oklahoma State with a 12-game win streak and a 2-0 Big 12 record. Oklahoma State is 0-2 in the Big 12, losing to Texas A&M Wednesday night 82-57 in Stillwater and Kansas State 63-45 on January 9 in Manhattan.
The two teams split their series last season. Oklahoma State beat Baylor 78-65 in Stillwater in the Big 12 opener for both teams on January 9, 2010. Former Cowgirls standout Andrea Riley scorched Baylor with 43 points. The Lady Bears came back later in the season on February 20 with an 80-69 victory in Waco led by Kimetria “Nae Nae” Hayden’s 27 points. Riley and Hayden played with each other at Lincoln High School in Dallas.
Oklahoma is without the high-scoring antics of Riley this season. The guard was selected as the No. 8 pick in last season’s WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She was the first player in Cowgirls history to be selected in the draft.
This season, Oklahoma State is led by 6-2 sophomore forward Toni Young who is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds a game. Tiffany Bias, a 5-6 freshman guard, and 6-6 freshman center Vicky McIntyre each score 9.5 a contest.
Baylor is led by sophomore center Brittney Griner’s Big 12-leading 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per matchup. Freshman guard Odyssey Sims follows with 13.3 points a contest. Senior guard Melissa Jones averages 9.6 points a game. Jones is the team’s second-leading rebounder with 6.8 an outing.
Earlier this season sophomore post Brittney Griner became the program’s all-time shot blocker. She has 303 career blocks, ranking No. 2 on the Big 12?s all-time list, passing Texas Tech’s Cisti Greenwalt’s 300. She also scored her 1,000th point in the team’s last outing, a win over Texas.
Baylor athletics launched more mobile applications and wallpapers this season. Users of iPhones, Android devices and Blackberry phones can download the apps. The iPhone application is $4.99. The Android and Blackberry app is free. There is also a free mobile headlines and score alert service for all types of mobile phones. Baylor cell phone wallpapers and ringtones are also available for a fee.
Oklahoma State provides its fans with a mobile headlines and score alert service for fans as well. Ringtones and wallpapers are also available for a fee.