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No. 3 Baylor women win 17th straight, 77-64 over Oklahoma St

Oklahoma State center Kaylee Jensen, left, pulls in a rebound over Baylor guard Kristy Wallace, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 3 Baylor women win 17th straight, 77-64 over Oklahoma St

WACO, Texas (AP) — Lauren Cox scored 23 points and had nine rebounds, Kalani Brown added 19 points with 18 rebounds, and No. 3 Baylor beat No. 23 Oklahoma State 77-64 on Wednesday night.

The Lady Bears (20-1, 10-0 Big 12) never trailed while winning their 17th straight game, but couldn't shake the Cowgirls until a 10-2 run midway through the fourth quarter that included a pair of 3-pointers by Natalie Chou. Chou had missed her previous 15 attempts from beyond the arc, and had made only two of her previous 23.

Oklahoma State (15-6, 6-4) largely stayed in the game by making nine 3s.

Dekeiya Cohen gave Baylor an early spark with seven points and five rebounds in the first quarter. She finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

LaTashia Jones had 13 points to lead four Oklahoma State players in double figures. But the Cowgirls shot only 35 percent overall (24 of 68) from the field. Braxtin Miller had 11 points while Kaylee Jensen and Loryn Goodwin each had 10. Goodwin also had 11 assists while Jensen had eight rebounds before fouling out late.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: Foul trouble was an issue that arose early and stayed throughout, especially in the post. Mandy Coleman picked up her third in the first half, and Jensen had her hands full battling Brown in the post. Point guard Goodwin struggled mightily from the floor, shooting 4 for 19, but she helped keep the Cowgirls in the game with her double-double performance.

Baylor: The Lady Bears struggled early to convert shots in the post, but they still turned in a dominating performance there. They outscored Oklahoma State 50-18 in the paint and outrebounded them 54-33, including 21 offensive boards that turned into 23 second-chance points.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State is home Saturday night against Kansas.

Baylor plays on the road for the only time in a four-game stretch when the Lady Bears play Saturday at last-place Texas Tech.

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