BAYLOR TOPS WINTHROP IN 108-POINT ROUT
waco, texas» In the biggest Division I women’s basketball rout ever, No. 3 Baylor overwhelmed Winthrop 140-32 on Thursday.
“I tried and played tons of people, in and out of the lineup, called timeouts, trying to get people off the floor,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said.
The Lady Bears (11-1) scored the first 21 points, led 77-18 at halftime and shut out Winthrop 29-0 in the fourth quarter.
When they shook hands at the end, Eagles coach Kevin Cook told Mulkey he appreciated her efforts.
“I am most grateful that Coach Cook recognized that. Kevin said thank you,” she said. “I tried everything I knew to try, because I respect him. But more importantly, I respect the game.”
The 108-point margin of victory surpassed the 102 set by Grambling when it beat Jarvis Christian College 139-37 in 1986.
“What do you say after a game like that?” Cook said. “Baylor has a phenomenal program, Kim is an outstanding coach; she’s surrounded herself with an excellent staff.”
“We’ve played some highly ranked teams this season. And by far, Baylor is right at the top. You saw the game, you see the stats. They hurt us inside, they hurt us with 3-pointers. They’re awfully good,” he said.
A’ja Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Alaina Coates added 19 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 South Carolina used its size advantage to put away Clemson 83-61, its seventh straight win over its instate rival.