No. 17 Baylor women win sixth straight, 71-60 over Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 13 points, Aijha Blackwell had 11 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Baylor beat Texas Tech 71-60 on Friday in the Big 12 Conference Tournament for its sixth straight victory.

Baylor’s defense took over in the fourth quarter. The Bears scored 14 of the opening 17 points as Texas Tech turned it over six times and had just three field-goal attempts in five minutes. The Lady Raiders scored just 10 points in the fourth on two made field goals and six free throws — to go with eight turnovers.

Baylor (24-6), a No. 5 seed, advances to the quarterfinals on Saturday against No. 4 seed Iowa State. The Bears dropped the lone regular-season meeting, 66-63, in Ames, Iowa on Jan. 13.

Bella Fontleroy and Yaya Felder each scored 10 points for Baylor. Dre’Una Edwards, Baylor's leading scorer at 12 points per game, came off the bench and scored five points on just five field-goal attempts.

Jasmine Shavers led Texas Tech (17-16) with 20 points and Bailey Maupin added 15.

Texas Tech had lost nine straight before a 74-60 victory over Houston in a tournament opener on Thursday. The Lady Raiders have lost 30 consecutive games against Baylor, with the last win coming on Feb. 19, 2011.

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