Texas Tech falls 75-58 to No. 7 Baylor

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — First-year Texas Tech coach Candi Whitaker came out of her team's latest loss to No. 7 Baylor far more upbeat than she did last month after a trouncing in Waco

"We played a 100 percent different than we did at Baylor," she said after the 75-58 loss to the Lady Bears on Wednesday night. "At Baylor, we were very tentative, really didn't hook it up and play. I thought the feel of our team was totally different, that they wanted to compete and wanted to do whatever they could to give themselves a chance to win."

Odyssey Sims scored 30 points to lead Baylor, her 11th game of at least 30 points. She made six 3-pointers and went 11 of 19 overall from the field.

Nina Davis added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the Lady Bears (21-3, 11-1 Big 12) win their seventh in a row after dropping back-to-back games in mid-January.

Sims left the game briefly in the first half with what appeared to be an injury to her right leg or ankle but was back within a couple of minutes.

Jasmine Caston scored a career-high 19 points, and Minta Spears added 14 for Texas Tech (6-18, 0-13). The loss was the Lady Raiders' 14th straight, the school's longest losing streak. Last month in Waco, they fell 92-43 to Baylor.

"I want to give Tech credit for having energy and effort and just took it right at us," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "We did just enough, we did a little more than enough but we did enough to win."

Texas Tech got the first basket of the game but never led again.

Baylor got 13 points off Texas Tech's 11 turnovers and won the rebound battle, 49-37.



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