Lady Bears win 10th straight (!!!!) Big 12 title
Ten. Straight. Titles.
Yes, Baylor women’s basketball has won the Big 12 regular season championship for the 10th straight year, running away with the 2019-20 Big 12 title with three games yet to go in the regular season. Head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad clinched a share of the title with a victory at West Virginia, and claimed it outright prior to a Saturday win over Kansas State and a postgame celebration at the Ferrell Center.
That makes 10 straight regular season conference titles for the Lady Bears, who began the streak in 2010-11 — at the time, just their second title ever — and just kept on winning. Here’s a look at a decade of dominance, by the numbers:
* 10 — Baylor’s 10 straight championships are the 10th-longest conference title winning streak of all time, and the longest active streak out there.
* 21 — The Lady Bears have won 21 conference titles overall: 11 in the regular season, and 10 in the Big 12 Tournament. That could swell to 22 when this year’s tournament begins in Kansas City on March 12.
* 57 — If you pay close attention to BaylorProud, you already know the Lady Bears are one of four Baylor teams who hold a conference-record winning streak in their sport. But the Lady Bears also hold the longest winning streak in Big 12 games, at 57 in a row. That ties the Lady Bears for the sixth-longest conference win streak in NCAA history.
* 69-1 — Seniors Lauren Cox and Juicy Landrum came to Baylor in 2016, and in the 70 conference games they’ve played in over the last four years, they’ve walked off the floor winners in every game but one, which came during their freshman year.
* 168-7 — The Lady Bears’ record in Big 12 games since the start of the 2010-11 season. Truly, a decade of dominance.
The Lady Bears conclude the regular season with a senior night game this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Texas and a road contest at Iowa State before heading to the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. The NCAA Tournament, and a defense of their 2019 national championship, begins March 21-23.
Sic ’em, Lady Bears!