December 01, 2017

Up next: A visit to the Baylor Lady Bears

The Cardinal have one more tough road game before they break for finals and dead week — against the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas on Sunday morning at 11:00 Pacific Time.

The last time Stanford and Baylor played was one of the most exciting games in recent Cardinal history.

It was five years ago in the championship game of the Thanksgiving tournament in Hawaii. Baylor was ranked No. 1 in both national polls. With three seconds left to play, the Cardinal was up 71-69 and the Lady Bears had possession. They inbounded to Brittney Griner, whose layup bounced off the rim. Chiney grabbed the rebound and the victory.

More reminiscences: Cardinal wins a nail-biter and The last 3 seconds revisited

But that was then, and Griner is long gone. Now Baylor is ranked No. 9 in the national polls, with a loss to UCLA and six wins. Kim Mulkey is still the head coach, now in her 18th season at Baylor, and the Lady Bears have another formidable 'big': 6'7" junior center Kalani Brown who is averaging 22.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. She has made 77% of her shots — the best field goal percentage in the nation.

Baylor has another star player in the front court: 6'4" sophomore forward Lauren Cox, who does quite a lot of everything — 16.7 points at .530 FG%, 10.2 rebounds. 3.7 assists and 3.2 blocks per game. She did not play in Baylor's loss to UCLA.

Here are Baylor's roster and season statistics.

This is the media coverage of the game:

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