Waco, Texas - The no. 1 seed Lady Bears are set to face Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament semifinals, after KSU beat Kansas 72-63. Baylor defeated the Wildcats in both meetings this season, by a combined score of 55 points. In their last matchup, junior Kalani Brown caught fire, scoring 33 points, along with 19 rebounds and 5 assists.
Senior Kristy Wallace is heading to Oklahoma City, but she has a torn ACL. Against West Virginia, Wallace left the game early in the second quarter, and was replaced on the floor by Moon Ursin, while sophomore Juicy Landrum took over duties at point guard.
Coach Mulkey did not play freshmen starters Alexis Morris and Didi Richards a single minute, and 5 players remained in the game without subs, up until the final minute.
The Lady Bears were dealt a bad hand in losing senior point guard Kristy Wallace, but the team has no choice but to roll with the punches. However, the Lady Bears now have an "x" factor, using the combination of Ursin, Landrum, Morris and Richards. Ultimately, it gives Baylor an advantage, making it difficult to scout the team.
"See we win the other night and people want to talk about Moon and Landrum, they forgot about to two that have been playing all year," Kim Mulkey said. "Alexis Morris was a McDonalds All American, she's played the point ..."
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