College Basketball

Posted: December 16, 2016

Baylor women set Division I record in 140-32 rout

By Bob D'Angelo

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WACO, Texas —

In the biggest rout in women’s Division I basketball history, third-ranked Baylor crushed Winthrop 140-32 on Thursday.

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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, The Associated Press reported.

The 108-point margin of victory broke the record of 102 set by Grambling when it defeated Jarvis Christian College 139-37 in 1986. Baylor's point total was the second highest in women's Division I history, topped only by the 149 scored by Long Beach State in 1987.

The biggest rout between two Division I teams in women's basketball had been in 1989, when Louisiana Tech topped Texas-Pan American 126-25.

Thursday, Baylor set school single-game records for points, rebounds (75) assists (42) and blocked shots (17).

Erica Williams led Winthrop (1-9) with 15 points.

"I tried and played tons of people, in and out of the lineup, called timeouts, trying to get people off the floor," Mulkey told the AP.

"What do you say after a game like that?" Winthrop coach Kevin Cook told the AP. "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.”

Baylor’s leading scorer Alexis Jones, plagued with knee trouble, missed her second straight game. The Bears were led by Khadijiah Cave’s career-high 25 points.

Erica Williams led Winthrop (1-9) with 15 points.

Last month, in an exhibition game, Maryland beat Division II Bluefield State 146-17.

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