Texas center Charli Collier (35) looks to shoot over Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) in Austin on Jan., 31, 2020. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas at No. 2 Baylor

Posted March 4th, 2020

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Texas at No. 2 Baylor

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Ferrell Center

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TV/radio: FS1/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 58-42

Texas (18-10, 10-6 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-119.84.9
1GSug SuttonSr.5-810.44.1*
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-04.93.5
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-313.18.8
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.410.5
Coach: Karen Aston (183-82, 8th year at Texas; 284-145, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: After twice setting her career-high scoring mark against TCU and Oklahoma, Taylor was named the Big 12’s freshman and co-player of the week. Taylor scored 22 and 27 points in those 77-67 and 86-76 wins. … After sitting Saturday with a foot injury, freshman Isabel Palmer is questionable for Thursday. The reserve guard is averaging 3.1 points and 11.5 minutes per game. …  The Big 12’s third-place team, Texas is 6-2 in conference road games. … A 64-44 loss to Baylor on Jan. 31 was UT’s 21st defeat in this series’ last 22 games.

Baylor (27-1, 16-0 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
1FNaLyssa SmithSoph.6-214.68.0
2GDiDi RichardsJr.6-18.15.6*
4GTe'a CooperSr.5-813.94.9*
15FLauren CoxSr.6-412.48.1
20GJuicy LandrumSr.5-811.24.7
Coach: Kim Mulkey (603-100, 20th season at Baylor; 603-100, 20th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Lady Bears: Winners of 57 straight conference games, Baylor has wrapped up the Big 12’s regular-season title for the 10th year in a row. … Cox shared the Big 12’s top weekly award with Taylor after averaging 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and two blocks per game last week. … Baylor doesn’t often shoot 3-pointers, but the Lady Bears are efficient when they do. Baylor’s 4.5 3-pointers per game rank 287th nationally, but nobody has a better percentage from deep than the 40.0% claimed by BU. … Richards’ assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.04 leads the Big 12.

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