Jackson leads No. 1 Baylor women in 87-53 win over Oklahoma
WACO, Texas (AP) - Chloe Jackson scored a season-high 24 points and top-ranked Baylor rolled to its 36th consecutive Big 12 Conference victory, 87-53 over Oklahoma on Saturday night.
The Lady Bears (23-1, 13-0) are closing in on their ninth Big 12 regular-season championship in a row. They have a three-game lead over second-place Texas with five games left.
When Jackson made a fast-break jumper for her last points midway through the third quarter, she was outscoring Oklahoma (6-18, 2-11) on her own and had half of Baylor's points. That put the Lady Bears up 48-21.
Jackson was 10 of 13 from the field, and single-handedly outscored the Sooners until Madi Williams made a jumper with 2:12 left in the third quarter that made it 54-25.
Lauren Cox had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks for Baylor, which shot 50 percent (37-of-74) from the field and finished with a 59-28 rebounding margin.
Ana Llanusa had 31 points and was the only player scoring in double figures for Oklahoma. The Sooners have lost 11 of their last 12 games.
Oklahoma: Other than Llanusa, who led them in scoring for the fifth game in a row, the Sooners had nothing going offensively. Williams was 1 for 12 from the floor, while Taylor Robertson, a 44-percent 3-point shooter, made only one of her six tries from beyond the arc. The Sooners had nearly as many turnovers (15) and shots blocked (12) as field goals made (16).
Baylor: Kalani Brown picked up her second foul seven minutes into the game and played only 17 minutes, but that only kept the 6-foot-7 post from reaching milestones. She is 11 points shy of 2,000 and two rebounds away from 1,000 in her career. Even without her usual production, the Lady Bears outscored 48-12 in the paint and dominated on the boards.
Oklahoma: Hosts Iowa State on Wednesday night.
Baylor: Hosts Kansas on Wednesday night.
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