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Baylor Win's Phillips 66 Women's Basketball Title
March 07, 2016


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Nina Davis scored 22 points to help No. 4 Baylor beat No. 7 Texas 79-63 Monday night in the Big 12 women's tournament championship game.

Alexis Jones scored 16 points for the Lady Bears. She was named the tournament's most outstanding player after averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 assists in three games.

Baylor (33-1) shot 50.9 percent from the field to win its 20th straight game. Beatrice Mompremier scored 15 points and Niya Johnson added 11 for the Lady Bears.

Baylor swept the conference's regular-season and tournament titles for the sixth consecutive year and won all three games against the Longhorns this season. Texas' loss to Baylor last week in the regular-season finale cost the Longhorns a share of the regular-season conference championship.

Lashann Higgs scored 15 points and Imani Boyette added nine points and 11 rebounds for Texas (28-4), which was seeking its first tournament title since 2003.

Texas hung tough early, but Baylor began creating a cushion late in the second quarter. Jones' 3-pointer as the shot clock expired in the final minute of the first half gave the Lady Bears a 36-25 lead at the break.

Davis, who had been relatively quiet the first two games, had 12 points in the first half. The Lady Bears held Texas to 37.5 percent shooting before the break.

Baylor pulled away in the third quarter by making 9 of 14 shots. Davis scored eight points in the period, and the Lady Bears took a 60-43 edge into the fourth quarter.

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