The Baylor Lady Bears have a chance to make a lot of history on Wednesday, when they host the Kansas Jayhawks, at the Ferrell Center.
With a win the Lady Bears will clinch at least a share of their 9th-straight Big 12 Title, clinching a four-game lead over Texas with four games to play. Nine-straight conference titles would tie for the 10th best all-time in NCAA Women’s college basketball.
Senior Kalani Brown also has a chance to make some personal history, chasing a pair of milestones. Brown enters Wednesday’s contest, 11-points shy of 2,000 and 2 rebounds shy of 1,000 for her career.
Brown’s head coach, Kim Mulkey, would like to see Brown eclipse the marks tomorrow, but the first objective is to win another title.
“Sure you do,” Mulkey said of wanting to see Brown break the mark’s. “But Kalani will be quick to tell you those 2 things are not more important than cutting nets down, it’s about the team, and in recruiting I tell all these kids, your individual awards and accolades will come because of the success of the team.”
Brown and her fellow upperclassmen will be key to Baylor’s run to another championship, but so will the younger players, who are not used to playing so deep into the spring. Junior Juicy Landrum has experienced that change first-hand.
“It’s like your season’s about to end in high school, getting ready for the state championship,” she said. “Here, it’s like you keep going forward you have conference tournament and then you go to the NCAA tournament.”
Kansas and Baylor tip off at 6:00pm on Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.