MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nina Davis scored 24 points and Kristy Wallace added 17 to help No. 5 Baylor rout Kansas State 74-44 on Tuesday night for the Lady Bears 18th straight win in the series.
Baylor (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) last lost to the Wildcats on Jan. 27, 2004.
Breanna Lewis led the Wildcats (10-3, 0-2) with 13 points while Haley Texada added 12.
Kansas State led 3-0 before Baylor scored the next 23-0 points to take control of the game. A basket from Lewis ended the Bears’ scoring spurt with 6:22 left before the break, giving Kansas State its first basket since the game-opening 3-pointer.
The Wildcats closed the gap to 28-14 on Texada’s 3-pointer with 3:46 left in the first half, but it’s as close as first-year Jeff Mittie’s team would come.
Baylor shot 46 percent in the first half led by Wallace, who knocked in 5 of 7 from 3-point range for the game.
Davis put the game out of reach in the second half scoring 20 of her 24 points. She has nine games this season with 20 or more.
The Lady Bears outrebounded the Wildcats 46-24.
Baylor: The Lady Bears have been ranked in the Top 25 for 211 straight weeks. The streak dates back to week nine of the 2003-04 season.
Kansas State: Prior to the game, Kansas State led the nation in scoring defense (47.0 ppg) and was second in field goal percentage defense (32.4). The Wildcats were able to hold Baylor 14 points under its Big 12-best scoring average of 88.7 points per game.
Baylor: plays at West Virginia on Saturday.
Kansas State: hosts Kansas on Sunday.
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