Jones leads No. 4 Baylor past No. 23 Oklahoma 78-70

Ponca City Now - February 23, 2016 10:41 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Alexis Jones scored 22 points to help No. 4 Baylor hold off No. 23 Oklahoma 78-70 on Monday night.

Nina Davis scored 14 points and Niya Johnson had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists for Baylor. The Lady Bears (28-1, 15-1 Big 12) expanded their lead over Texas to 1 1/2 games in what has become a two-team race for the conference title.

Baylor nearly squandered a 17-point lead in the second half, but Jones scored eight points in the final 5 minutes of the fourth quarter after the Sooners cut the Lady Bears’ lead to two points. Baylor won its 15th straight game and improved to 9-0 against ranked opponents this season.

Kaylon Williams had 14 points and eight rebounds, Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 12 points and Maddie Manning added eight points and 10 rebounds for No. 20 Oklahoma (18-9, 9-7).

 

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