Kansas women can't pull off upset of No. 1 Baylor
WACO, Texas (AP) — The last time Kansas was in the Lone Star State, the Jayhawks knocked off Texas.
On this trip, about 90 miles north of Austin, it only took 5 minutes for Kansas to fall behind by double digits to No. 1 Baylor. The Jayhawks ended up losing 74-46 on Saturday night.
Baylor's Brittney Griner scored 28 points and had five blocks to move into second place on the NCAA career list. She passed Michigan State's Alyssa DeHaan midway through the first half. The 6-foot-8 phenom has 506 blocks in her career and now only trails Saint Mary's star Louella Tomlinson, who had 663.
Kimetria Hayden added 10 points and Destiny Williams had 11 rebounds for Baylor (21-0, 8-0 Big 12), which is one of two unbeatens left. Wisconsin-Green Bay improved to 19-0 on Saturday by routing Valparaiso.
Carolyn Davis scored 12 and Angel Goodrich and CeCe Harper had 10 points each for Kansas (16-4, 5-3).
Davis came into the game averaging 20 points in Big 12 play, including a 34-point effort against Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
"Carolyn did a good job until she got in foul trouble," Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said.
Davis played just eight minutes in the first half after picking up her second foul with 11:56 to play.
"From the beginning, we kind of did it to ourselves," Davis said. "We turned the ball over and let them get easy layups. That kind of shut us down early. They got a lot of confidence."
The Jayhawks couldn't get anything going offensively against Griner and Baylor. They shot just 29 percent from the field.
"I don't know how many games it is now that we've held our opponent field goal percentage pretty darn low," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "I just think right now, we're playing well. And I think it's very obvious on the defensive end of the floor what we're doing."