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Baylor's Queen Egbo (25) picks up coach Kim Mulkey after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. Mulkey won her 600th career game in Baylor's 77-62 victory over Texas Tech. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Mulkey fastest to 600 as No. 2 Baylor women top Texas Tech

Feb. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey gathered her Baylor players for a quick chat before Queen Egbo grabbed the coach around the waist and hoisted her in the air. Call it a “Lady Bear” hug for the fastest coach to 600 wins in Division I history — men or women. Mulkey reached the milestone...

Baylor probe clears ex-chairman of racist, sexist comments

Feb. 18, 2020 4:31 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Law firm investigators hired by Baylor University concluded the former chairman of the university's board of regents did not make racist, lewd and anti-Semitic comments during a 2014 meeting in Mexico. The allegations against Richard Willis surfaced in late 2018 in federal court filings...

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to a score against West Virginia in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

Feb. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hit three...

Baylor guard MaCio Teague (31) celebrates after making a basket against the Florida during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Bears out of woods to No. 1 with 5 coming together at Baylor

Feb. 13, 2020 6:10 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague prefers all the time spent in the gym bonding with his Baylor teammates more than that weekend camping trip. “Actually my least favorite thing that I've done since I've been here,” Teague said, prompting a chuckle from teammate Freddie Gillespie as he discussed...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) fouls TCU guard Lauren Heard (20) as she attempts a shot in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor women beat TCU 81-62 for 52nd Big 12 win in row

Feb. 12, 2020 11:39 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Lauren Cox and No. 2 Baylor pulled away from TCU after halftime. The Lady Bears are also starting to pull away in the Big 12 race in pursuit of a 10th consecutive conference title. Cox scored 10 of her 16 points in the third quarter, and like NaLyssa Smith finished with a double-double,...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) is defended by West Virginia guard Miles McBride (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

No. 3 Kansas scores final 9 points, beats No. 14 WVU 58-49

Feb. 12, 2020 10:59 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a 9-0 run to beat the 14th-ranked Mountaineers...

Baylor guard MaCio Teague shoots a pair of free throws after a technical foul against Oklahoma State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 78-70 for 20th win in row

Feb. 9, 2020 9:32 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague felt like he was in the quiet of a practice gym when he stood at the free throw line for No. 1 Baylor in the closing seconds. And he kept making them. Teague's 24 points included six consecutive free throws in the final 14 seconds, four after frustrated Oklahoma State coach...

Texas guard Courtney Ramey, left, is blocked by Texas Tech guard Jahmi'us Ramsey (3) as he tries to score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Texas Tech won 62-57. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Tech comes back for 62-57 win over Texas

Feb. 8, 2020 8:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said he sometimes roots for players on other teams, the guys he respects most. One of them is Texas point guard Matt Coleman III. Beard let his own players know how much he appreciates Coleman, and they were ready for him. Tech forward TJ Holyfield blocked...

Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) rebounds again Kansas State forwards Joe Petrakis (35) and Xavier Sneed, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Baylor gets top seed in NCAA committee's initial rankings

Feb. 8, 2020 3:30 PM EST

San Diego State has rolled through its schedule, charging into February as the only Division I team still undefeated. But if teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament today, the Aztecs would travel across the country to play in New York. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee gave San Diego State a No....

Baylor to suspend 14 baseball players after hazing incident

Feb. 7, 2020 8:40 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University will suspend 14 baseball players during the upcoming season due to a hazing incident from last year, school officials announced Friday. The incident happened in February 2019 and officials said they became aware of it three months later. They said a full investigation...