Texas guard Jada Underwood (12) pushes Baylor guard Didi Richards (2) out of bounds on Feb. 4, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. No. 2 Baylor

Posted January 30th, 2020


Texas vs. Baylor

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Erwin Center


TV/radio: FS1/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 58-41

Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12)
1FNaLyssa SmithSoph.6-215.47.8
2GDiDi RichardsJr.6-17.45.4*
4GTe'a CooperSr.5-814.85.2*
15FLauren CoxSr.6-412.88.3
20GJuicy LandrumSr.5-811.75.1
Coach: Kim Mulkey (594-100, 20th season at Baylor; 594-100, 20th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Lady Bears: The NCAA’s defending champion, Baylor’s only blemish was against a South Carolina team that currently tops the AP poll. Cox, a preseason AP All-American, did not play in that 74-59 loss. … Baylor’s 96 three-pointers rank 251st nationally but Landrum made an NCAA-record 14 three-pointers against Arkansas State on Dec. 18. … Cox and Richards are two of the 15 names on the midseason team for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. … A graduate transfer from South Carolina, Cooper started against Texas in 2015 while playing for Tennessee.

Texas (14-6, 6-2 Big 12)
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-119.14.5
1GSug SuttonSr.5-811.14.1*
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-05.13.6
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-314.19.1
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.810.3
Coach: Karen Aston (179-78, 8th year at Texas; 280-141, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: Texas’ five-game winning streak is its longest of the 2019-20 season. … Texas has dropped 20 of its last 21 games against Baylor. Holmes (18 points), Sutton (four), Underwood (two) and Lashann Higgs (16) all scored in an 85-79 win in Waco in 2017. … Four times this season, Higgs has not started but still been Texas’ leader or co-leader in points. Higgs, a senior guard, is averaging 9.6 points per game. … Collier and Holmes’ 11 double-doubles are one off the Big 12’s lead in that statistical category.

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