OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kaylon Williams and Sharane Campbell-Olds each scored 15 points, and Oklahoma defeated No. 3 Baylor 68-64 on Wednesday night to end the Lady Bears’ win streak at 25 games.
Peyton Little added 13 points and Gioya Carter had 12 for the Sooners (18-9, 12-4 Big 12), who clinched the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tournament. The Sooners outscored the Lady Bears 18-10 from the free-throw line and improved to 8-0 at home in league play.
Nina Davis had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Alexis Prince added 12 points for Baylor (26-2, 15-1), which only other loss this season came to Kentucky on Nov. 17. The Lady Bears were tied for the second longest winning streak in the country with Princeton, one behind UConn.
Niya Johnson, the nation’s leader in assists, had just five. She had 17 in the first meeting, an 89-66 win for Baylor on Feb. 11 in Waco, Texas.
The Lady Bears had already clinched the conference regular-season title.
The score was tied at 64 in the final minute when Williams was fouled. She made the second of two free throws to put Oklahoma up by a point with 30.5 seconds to play.
Baylor’s Imani Wright missed an off-balance jumper, and Oklahoma’s Gioya Carter rebounded, was fouled and made two free throws with 14.6 seconds left.
Wright missed a three, Dekeiya Cohen missed a putback, and Oklahoma’s Campbell-Olds rebounded. She made one of two free throws to put the game out of reach.
Oklahoma rolled out to a 12-2 lead in the first five minutes. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey took all five players, including Davis, out of the game with 14:15 left in the first half, and Davis didn’t come back for six minutes. Baylor rallied without her and trimmed its deficit to 16-15 before Oklahoma answered.
Oklahoma rallied and pushed its lead back up to 35-27 by halftime. Baylor trailed at the break for just the fourth time all season. The Sooners held Davis to six points on 2-for-6 shooting in the first half.
Davis got going early in the second half with two buckets that helped cut Oklahoma’s lead to 35-33. A free throw by Davis tied the game at 45, and Baylor led by six before Oklahoma rallied in the final minutes.
Baylor: Prince was issued a technical foul in the first half for throwing the ball hard toward an official. … 6-foot-4 center Sune Agbuke fouled out with 6:24 remaining. She had seven blocks. … Baylor blocked 10 shots as a team.
Oklahoma: The Sooners made all 10 free throws they shot in the first half. … Oklahoma committed just three turnovers in the first 20 minutes. … Oklahoma made just 8 of 14 free throws in the second half.
Baylor: At Iowa State on Saturday.
Oklahoma: Hosts Kansas on Saturday.
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