WACO, Texas (AP) -- Kim Mulkey needed less than seven seasons to
become Baylor's winningest women's basketball coach.
Latara Darrett and Latoya Wyatt each scored 13 points to lead
No. 9 Baylor to an 89-40 victory over North Carolina A&T on
Mulkey has posted a 169-46 record with the Lady Bears and led
Baylor to a national championship in 2005. Pam Bowers held the
previous mark with 168 wins over 15 seasons.
"What we've done in a short period of time couldn't have been
done without those players taking a chance on me," Mulkey said.
"We didn't have a tradition to sell so we started building this
program and won a national championship."
Danielle Wilson had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bernice Mosby
and Angela Tisdale each scored 11 points for the Lady Bears (12-1)
in their ninth straight victory.
Amber Bland led the Lady Aggies (6-5) with 17 points.
"I wanted to pick my game up and spark the team heading into
conference," Darrett said. "We were very aggressive tonight and
caught them off-guard."
Baylor outscored the Lady Aggies 26-12 to open the second half
and led 70-28 midway through the half. Wyatt's three-point play
capped the offensive outburst.
Baylor dominated inside, scoring 56 points in the paint to the
Lady Aggies' 14. Baylor also scored 39 points off 36 North Carolina
"Not a lot of teams can match up to our speed," Darrett said.
"If we keep pushing up the court, we can beat a lot of teams in
The Lady Bears went on a 21-2 run in the first half, forging a
30-8 lead. Baylor led 44-16 at the half.
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.
|North Carolina A&T||12-4||-||19-12|
|South Carolina State||7-9||5||13-16|
|North Carolina Central||3-13||9||5-23|