Smith, No. 11 Baylor women edge Texas Tech 88-80

  • Baylor's Jordan Lewis (3) lays up the ball over Texas Tech's Khadija Faye (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Baylor's Jordan Lewis (3) lays up the ball over Texas Tech's Khadija Faye (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Baylor's Ja'Mee Asberry (21) steals the ball from Texas Tech's Rhyle McKinney (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Baylor's Ja'Mee Asberry (21) steals the ball from Texas Tech's Rhyle McKinney (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech's Taylah Thomas (24) lays up the ball around Baylor's Queen Egbo (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech's Taylah Thomas (24) lays up the ball around Baylor's Queen Egbo (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Baylor's NaLyssa Smith (1) and Texas Tech's Khadija Faye (23) dive on the court for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Baylor's NaLyssa Smith (1) and Texas Tech's Khadija Faye (23) dive on the court for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech's Ella Tofaeono (1) fouls Baylor's Caitlin Bickle (51) by hitting the ball in her face during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech's Ella Tofaeono (1) fouls Baylor's Caitlin Bickle (51) by hitting the ball in her face during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech's Bryn Gerlich (10) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech's Bryn Gerlich (10) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) charges through Baylor's Caitlin Bickle (51) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) charges through Baylor's Caitlin Bickle (51) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Baylor's Jordan Lewis (3) and Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) reach out for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Baylor's Jordan Lewis (3) and Texas Tech's Vivian Gray (12) reach out for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

  • Texas Tech coach Krista Gerlich argues a call with referee Doug Knight during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.

    Texas Tech coach Krista Gerlich argues a call with referee Doug Knight during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 1/26/2022 10:46 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas -- NaLyssa Smith scored 23 points, Sarah Andrews added 19 and No. 11 Baylor outscored Texas Tech 9-1 in the last 2 1/2 minutes for an 88-80 win on Wednesday night.

The Red Raiders, who have lost 23 straight in the series and trailed by 16 in the last minute of the first half, tied the game at 79 on a three-point play by Taylah Thomas with 2:36 to play.

 

Andrews responded with a 3-pointer 18 seconds later and Texas Tech closed the game with two turnovers and three misses while Baylor went 6 of 8 from the foul line.

Jordan Lewis scored 16 points for the Bears (14-4, 4-2), who have won four straight. Caitlin Bickle added 12.

Bryn Gerlich scored a career-high 22 points and had seven assists for the Red Raiders (9-10, 2-6), who dropped their third straight. Vivian Gray added 21 points and Thomas 13.

Baylor made 20 of 30 shots in the first half for a 51-38 lead with Smith scoring 14 points.

Texas Tech hit three 3-pointers and had a three-point play to open the third quarter, pulling within 51-50. Andrews hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to give Baylor a 71-66 lead.

Twice the Red Raiders trailed by seven in the fourth quarter before pulling even.

Texas Tech made 6 of 7 3-pointers in the second half and finished 11 of 15 for the game. Four different players had at least two.

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