21 Feb


No. 6/8 UT women’s basketball drops second straight in 70-67 loss to Baylor

With center Kelsey Lang (40) limited because of injury, the Texas women's basketball team got outscored, 36-20, in the paint, falling to Baylor, 70-67, Monday in Austin (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas and Baylor women’s basketball teams have a storied rivalry. The Longhorns, who earlier this season broke then-No. 2 Baylor’s 21-game winning streak and handed the Bears their first loss in nearly three years with an 85-79 win in Waco, enjoy a 58-36 lead in the all-time series between the schools.

But 36th loss came Monday night at home, as Baylor avenged its earlier loss to UT with a 70-67 win at the Frank Erwin Center, thanks in part — in large part — to the career night turned in by sophomore center Kalani Brown. The 6-foot-7 Brown hit 10 of her 12 field goal attempts and 15 of 16 free throw attempts to lead both teams in points (35) and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds, and added a pair of steals and blocked two shots.

Texas head coach Karen Aston said the game