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Brown, Cohen lead No. 3 Baylor to blowout over Okla. St.

Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, blocks a shot by Oklahoma State guard Loryn Goodwin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Kalani Brown scored 20 points and added 23 rebounds and Dekeiya Cohen totaled 20 points and 11 boards to help lead No. 3 Baylor to a dominating 87-45 victory over No. 21 Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.

Kristy Wallace also had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0 Big 12), who won their 21st straight game, tied for the nation's third-longest current streak.

Kaylee Jensen, the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week, scored 18 points and added seven rebounds for Oklahoma State (18-7, 9-5). Lauren Goodwin just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.

The Bears built up a big lead during the first quarter and never looked back, limiting Oklahoma State to just 21.3 percent shooting (13 for 61) on the night, establishing the Cowgirls' lowest mark of the season by a wide margin.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The Lady Bears proved once again that they are the class of the Big 12, utilizing a dominant 14-0 run over the course of seven minutes of the opening quarter to take control of the game. And once Baylor established a double-digit lead, they continued to build on it, never letting Oklahoma State a chance to get back in the game. After holding the Cowgirls to just 18.9 percent shooting (7 for 37) in the first half, the Lady Bears carried a commanding 44-23 lead into halftime.

Oklahoma State: As impressive as the Cowgirls have looked for most of this season, their performance against the Bears demonstrates just how much further they have to go before they can be considered among the nation's elite. As good as Jensen and Goodwin are, they had virtually no room out there and each endured difficult shooting nights (Jensen 7 for 23, Goodwin 2 for 16). Oklahoma State had considerable trouble penetrating inside and although they were a bit more competitive in the second half, particularly during a 7-2 run early in the third quarter that pulled OSU to within 48-30, it was not nearly enough.

UP NEXT

Baylor: The Lady Bears return home to Waco to take on Kansas on Saturday. They already beat the Jayhawks 83-48 back on Jan. 6.

Oklahoma State: The Cowgirls remain at home and face another difficult test as No. 6 Texas visits on Saturday.

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