WACO, Texas -- Lauren Cox scored 23 points and had nine rebounds, Kalani Brown added 19 points with 18 rebounds, and No. 3 Baylor won its 17th straight game by beating No. 23 Oklahoma State 77-64 on Wednesday night.
The Lady Bears (20-1, 10-0 Big 12) never trailed, but couldn't shake the Cowgirls until a 10-2 run midway through the fourth quarter that included a pair of 3-pointers by Natalie Chou. Chou had missed her previous 15 attempts from beyond the arc, and had made only two of her previous 23.
LaTashia Jones had 13 points for Oklahoma State (15-6, 6-4).
No. 8 TEXAS 55, KANSAS 41
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ariel Atkins had 16 points, Brooke McCarty added 13 and Texas pulled away late against Kansas.
The Longhorns (17-4, 8-2 Big 12) entered as heavy favorites, but the Jayhawks (11-11, 2-9) were able to keep things interesting until the fourth quarter, tightening down defensively after a slow start.
Texas entered as the country's second-best team in terms of rebounding margin (plus-12.7) and beat Kansas on the boards 41-33. Atkins, Joyner Holmes and Khaléann Caron-Goudreau lead for the team lead with seven rebounds.
Christalah Lyons led the Jayhawks with 18 points and had nine rebounds.
No. 18 OHIO ST. 94, PENN ST. 64
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points to move into fourth place on the NCAA's career scoring list and Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper had double-doubles to lead Ohio State past Penn State.
Mitchell has 3,125 points for her career. She made a 3-pointer for the 80th straight game, tying the NCAA record. Her five treys were her most since draining seven on Nov. 24. She also had six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Mitchell had 12 points in the first quarter as the Buckeyes (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) used a 14-0 run to grab a 24-10 lead. Mavunga also finished with 11 rebounds. Harper had a season-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double.
Jaida Travascio-Green had 14 points for the Nittany Lions (13-10, 4-6).
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