No. 12 Cal Falls to No. 13 Baylor
Nov. 25, 2007
WACO, Texas (AP) -Jessica Morrow scored 18 points and Angela Tisdale added 16 to lift No. 13 Baylor to a 69-56 victory over No. 12 California on Sunday.
Baylor (5-0) shot 61 percent from the floor after halftime to improve to 53-1 in home nonconference games since Kim Mulkey became coach in 2000.
The Lady Bears trailed 32-25 at halftime, but scored 11 straight points early in the second half to take the lead for good.
California (4-1) shot just 39 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times.
Ashley Walker scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Alexis Gray-Lawson added 15 for the Golden Bears.
Baylor's Jhasmin Player scored 15 points and Danielle Wilson added 10, all of which came in the second half.
California led 34-27 when Baylor took control of the game. Wilson's layup tied things at 34, and the Lady Bears took the lead on Player's basket with 15:45 left.
Tisdale hit consecutive 3-pointers to put the Lady Bears up 44-38. Baylor's lead swelled to 15 points when Jessika Bradley hit a pair of free throws to give Baylor a 59-44 cushion with 9:02 remaining.
California got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.
The Lady Bears hit 16 of their first 21 shots in the second half before missing their last five of the game.
The Golden Bears came in having given up just 50 points per game over their past three, but they allowed 44 points in the second half.
Walker scored 12 points in the first half, including 10 in the final 6:57 to help California jump out to a 32-25 halftime lead.
Baylor went on a 10-0 run to go up 19-13 with 7:14 left. Morrow had a layup and Player hit two free throws to end the spurt.
The Golden Bears went on a 17-3 burst over the last six minutes of the half. Walker's putback of a Lauren Greif miss tied the game at 22, and Greif followed with a 3-pointer to give California a 25-22 lead with 2:48 left.
Gray-Lawson hit a 3-pointer to give the Golden Bears their biggest lead of the half at 32-23.