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Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, pulls down a rebound over West Virginia center Blessing Ejiofor, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women Big 12-record 45th straight league win

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon Ursin, one of the...

Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) passes the ball as TCU's Desmond Bane (1) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Manek lights it up in Oklahoma's 83-63 win over TCU

Jan. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Brady Manek made his home in the corner. Oklahoma’s junior forward found plenty of opportunities for his favorite shot — the corner 3-pointer — on Saturday against TCU and took advantage. Manek scored a career-high 31 points to help the Sooners to an 83-63 home win over the Horned Frogs....

FILE - In this  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda runs on the field against Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Baylor is finalizing a deal to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school was not ready to make any official announcement on Matt Rhule's successor.(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

Baylor hires LSU's Aranda as head coach

Jan. 17, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Baylor hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new head coach Thursday, three days after the Tigers completed their undefeated national championship. Aranda, a head coach for the first time, takes over a Big 12 program in much better shape than it was when Matt Rhule got there more than three years...

AP source: Baylor finalizing deal to hire LSU's Dave Aranda as new football coach.

Jan. 16, 2020 5:37 PM EST
WACO, Texas (AP) — AP source: Baylor finalizing deal to hire LSU's Dave Aranda as new football coach.
Baylor guard Mark Vital (11) dunks in front of Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) and guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor wins 13th in a row 68-55 over Iowa State

Jan. 15, 2020 11:38 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell took the inbound pass for No. 2 Baylor at the end of the first half, quickly worked his way down the court and stopped just short of the 3-point line on the right wing and got fouled, just as he expected. Mitchell made all three of his free throws with less than a second...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) celebrates with teammate Moon Ursin in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Title defenders: No. 2 Baylor women on roll into Big 12 play

Jan. 14, 2020 5:41 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey will point out that the only loss for the second-ranked Lady Bears — to current No. 1 South Carolina, at the end of November — was a game they played without standout senior post Lauren Cox. The preseason AP All-American is healthy now, and so are...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive tackle James Lynch, top, sacks Stephen F. Austin's Trae Self in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Waco, Texas. Lynch was selected to The Associated Press All-America Team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Baylor All-America DE Lynch bypassing senior season for NFL

Jan. 13, 2020 11:54 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — All-America defensive end James Lynch says he is bypassing his senior season at Baylor for early entry into the NFL draft. Lynch announced his decision in a social media post Monday, and said that choosing Baylor was the best decision of his life. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defender said he...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, drives on Oklahoma State center Kassidy De Lapp, left, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

Pair of No. 2 Bears: Baylor men and women ranked AP No. 2

Jan. 13, 2020 6:09 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has a pair of No. 2s in The Associated Press polls, with both the men's and women's basketball teams ranked second. The Bears and Lady Bears, both 13-1 overall, were also ranked in the top two at the same time in January 2017. “It says a lot about both of our programs,...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) smiles with teammate Davion Mitchell (45) while walking past Kansas guard Tristan Enaruna (13) following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Baylor defeated Kansas 55-67. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Baylor jumps to No. 2 in AP Top 25; Gonzaga stays No. 1

Jan. 13, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Good luck finding any team in the country that notches a better pair of road wins in the same week than Baylor, which followed up a victory at Texas Tech by invading Allen Fieldhouse and thumping Kansas on its home floor. As a result? The Bears leapfrogged the Jayhawks and Duke into the second spot in The...

Baylor forward NaLyssa Smith, left, scores over Oklahoma State guard Clitan de Sousa, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

No. 6 Baylor women beat Oklahoma State 94-48 after UConn win

Jan. 12, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith and No. 6 Baylor followed up that streak-busting win at top-ranked UConn with another big victory at home. Smith had 30 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs, and the Lady Bears beat Oklahoma State 94-48 in their Big 12 home opener Sunday. That extended what is now the...