April 6, 2005 |
The little Louisiana Tech spitfire point guard who was on the first NCAA women's basketball tournament championship team in 1982 was back in the winner's circle last night. This time, however, she was there as Baylor's coach. Kim Mulkey-Robertson guided the Bears to their first NCAA title with an 84-62 win over Michigan State in front of a sellout crowd of 28,937 at the RCA Dome. That made Mulkey-Robertson the first woman to win the NCAA basketball title as a player and a coach.
June 22, 2004 |
All athletes transferring to Baylor should undergo criminal background checks and allow access to disciplinary records at previous colleges, a university task force recommended yesterday. Several recruiting-policy recommendations were made by the task force, which was formed by the school to address NCAA violations and other problems discovered last summer after basketball player Patrick Dennehy was killed. His former teammate, Carlton Dotson, was charged with murder and is jailed in Waco, Texas, awaiting an August trial.
February 27, 2004 |
Former Baylor coach Dave Bliss made payments to players, allowed major NCAA infractions and then tried to cover up the improprieties, the school president said yesterday. In summing up a 7-month internal investigation, president Robert Sloan said Baylor "failed to exercise appropriate institutional control" and missed clues that could have stopped wrongdoing by Bliss. The school will send its report next week to the NCAA, which could impose even harsher sanctions or accept Baylor's self-imposed penalties of reduced scholarships, an additional year of probation and a 1-year ban on postseason play.
September 9, 2003 |
Ian McCaw was hired yesterday as athletic director at Baylor, a school shaken by scandal and the slaying of one of its basketball players. McCaw left the same job at Massachusetts; previously he ran the athletic departments at Northeastern and Tulane. "Baylor represents a pinnacle personal and professional position for me," he said at a news conference. He replaces Tom Stanton, who resigned exactly 1 month earlier as the fallout began from the death of Patrick Dennehy.
March 4, 2005 |
Chelsea Whitaker had 16 points and eight assists, many at key times for Baylor, and the seventh-ranked Bears (24-3, 14-2 Big Twelve) clinched their first Big Twelve regular season title outright with a 79-69 win over No. 13 Texas Tech (21-6, 12-4) last night in Waco, Texas. Gonzaga 77, Portland 42 - Ashley Burke scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 24 Gonzaga (26-2) extended its winning streak to 22 games by beating Portland (6-22) in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament in Santa Clara, Calif.
March 21, 2010 |
With its first NCAA tournament victory in 60 years out of the way, Baylor has now earned an extended stay. LaceDarius Dunn scored 26 points as the third-seeded Bears beat 11th-seeded Old Dominion, 76-68, yesterday in New Orleans in the second round of the South Regional. The Bears squandered a 14-point first-half lead but went on a late 8-1 run to pull away. Baylor (27-7) now heads back to its home state to play No. 10 seed St. Mary's in Houston in a Sweet 16 game. Baylor struggled to beat Sam Houston State in the first round for its first NCAA tournament win since 1950, but the Bears arrived loose and confident vs. ODU, using a barrage of early three-pointers and alley-oops to take a double-digit lead.
April 4, 2012 |
DENVER - Fueled by the best big player in women's college basketball, Baylor decisively defeated Notre Dame, 80-61, in Tuesday night's NCAA championship. The Bears got 26 points from 6-foot-8 junior center Brittney Griner and became the first college team to finish a season 40-0. It was Baylor's second national title, both under coach Kim Mulkey. The first came in 2003. Griner, the AP player of the year, also grabbed 13 rebounds. A year ago, Notre Dame (35-4)
February 13, 2001 |
Coach Roy Williams knew No. 6 Kansas was looking past Baylor, so he told his Jayhawks to snap out of it before tipoff. Williams told them again when the Bears scored the game's first 10 points, and again when his team was down by 25 at halftime. Kansas eventually got the message and rallied, but it wasn't enough as the Bears beat the Jayhawks, 85-77, last night for their first win over a Top 10 team in 11 years. "I don't know that I've ever been part of a more complete breakdown," Williams said.
January 25, 2012 |
PERRY JONES III had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Pierre Jackson added 16 points and No. 6 Baylor bounced back after its first two losses of the season to beat host Oklahoma, 77-65, last night. The Bears (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) led throughout but needed a strong finish to put away the Sooners, who were within 62-60 in the final 5 minutes. Quincy Acy contributed 13 points and three blocks for Baylor, which shot 54 percent to get back on the winning track after losses to Kansas and Missouri, both Top 10 teams.
April 2, 2012 |
NOTRE DAME is back in the national championship thanks to Skylar Diggins' steady leadership and Brittany Mallory's clutch shooting. Diggins scored 19 points, Mallory hit two big three-pointers in overtime and the Irish beat Connecticut, 83-75, on Sunday night in Denver. The two hooked up for a game-turning play in overtime when Diggins stood her ground on a fastbreak, blocked the shot to prevent the Huskies from retaking the lead, then fed Mallory at the other end for her second important three.