STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Te’a Cooper scored 15 points to help lead No. 2 Baylor to a dominating 69-42 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
It was the 16th straight triumph for Baylor (23-1, 12-0 Big 12) and its 53rd consecutive Big 12 regular season win, as well as the 599th of coach Kim Mulkey’s career.
Juicy Landrum added 12 points and five assists while Queen Egbo contributed 10 points and five rebounds off the bench for the Bears.
Vivian Gray scored 19 points to lead Oklahoma State (14-11, 5-8), which is now 2-5 in its last seven games. Natasha Mack scored seven points, all in the second half, and had 15 rebounds for the Cowgirls.
After taking a 41-18 lead into halftime, Baylor maintained at least a 20-point advantage throughout the second half. Gray’s 10-foot jump shot brought Oklahoma State to within 47-26 with 6:22 left in the third quarter and the Bears reeled off a 14-1 run over the next eight minutes to put the game well out of reach.
Baylor: The sustained excellence exhibited by the defending national champion Bears has been impressive. In addition to extending their overall winning streak to 16 games and their Big 12 regular season winning streak to 53, they have now won 42 Big 12 regular season games on the road. They have also won nine straight against Oklahoma State, with their last Big 12 road loss coming against the Cowgirls on Dec. 30, 2015. The road streak is the third-longest in NCAA history and second-best active stretch, trailing only Connecticut’s in the Athletic American Conference.
Oklahoma State: After an 8-0 run, the Cowgirls had pulled to within 21-17 with 6:44 left in the second quarter, but it all fell apart after that. Baylor finished the half on a 20-1 run to take a commanding 41-18 advantage into halftime as Oklahoma State missed its last 10 shots of the quarter. The Cowgirls’ overall shooting percentage of 18.8 % (3 of 16) in the second quarter marked their third-worst shooting quarter of the season, with two of those three coming in the last three contests (including the third quarter of their 60-57 win over West Virginia on Feb. 6 when they were 3-for-18 for 16.7 %).
Baylor: The Bears put their road winning streak on the line again as they travel to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State: The Cowgirls have a week off before face TCU on the road on Feb. 23.