Baylor uses big 1st half to cruise to 90-47 win over Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lauren Cox and Nalyssa Smith each scored 13 points and No. 2 Baylor used a 50-point first half to rout Kansas 90-47 on Wednesday night.

The Lady Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) moved into first place in the conference after a loss by West Virginia earlier in the evening to Oklahoma.

The Jayhawks (11-4, 0-4) entered the matchup looking to pull off an upset but struggled from the floor, shooting 35% led by 13 points from Aniya Thomas.

The Lady Bears shot 52% from the floor and had 22 assists. Te'a Cooper led the Lady Bears with five assists on the night.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The Jayhawks had no answer for the size and shooting by Baylor. Kansas was slow out of the gate, which put the Jayhawks in a deep hole early.

Baylor: Moved the ball effectively and shot the ball efficiently, two spots where the Lady Bears lead the Big 12.

UP NEXT

Kansas will host Texas Tech on Saturday, seeking the first conference win of the season.

Baylor will face off against West Virginia at home on Saturday for the top spot in the conference.