2009-10 Baylor Lady Bears Basketball Team
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2009%E2%80%9310 Baylor Lady Bears Basketball Team
2009-10 Baylor Lady Bears basketball
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
Maggie Dixon Classic champions
Las Vegas Hoops Classic champions
World Vision Classic champions
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
2009-10 record27-10 (9-7 Big 12)
Head coachKim Mulkey
Assistant coaches
Seasons
← 2008-09
2010-11 →
2009–10 Big 12 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Nebraska 16 0   1.000     32 2   .941
#14 Iowa State 11 5   .688     25 8   .758
#12 Oklahoma 11 5   .688     27 11   .711
#11 Texas A&M+ 10 6   .625     26 8   .765
#15 Texas 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
#16 Baylor 9 7   .563     27 10   .730
#20 Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Texas Tech 5 11   .313     18 15   .545
Kansas 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Kansas State 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Colorado 3 13   .188     13 17   .433
Missouri 2 14   .125     12 18   .400
+ 2010 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of 4/4/10; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009-10 Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team were coached by Kim Mulkey. The Bears are a member of the Big 12 Conference and participated in the Final Four.

Offseason

  • April 2: The 2009 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by Nike will be televised on ESPNU. Baylor Lady Bear signees Brittney Griner and Mariah Chandler are two of the 20 players selected to participate in the All-Star game.[1]
  • April 7: The future stars of women's basketball played in Saint Louis in the 2009 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by Nike. State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year and Baylor signee Brittney Griner earned Blue Team MVP honors. She scored 20 points (9-of-15), nine rebounds, eight blocks and three steals.[2]
  • April 9: Baylor guard/forward Jessica Morrow was selected as the 27th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA draft. She became the program's seventh WNBA draftee. Morrow's selection marked the fifth straight season a Baylor player was taken in the WNBA Draft.[3]
  • April 14: The Baylor Lady Bear basketball program signed Brooklyn Pope, a 6-1 forward/guard, to a Letter of Athletic Aid. Pope is a transfer from the Rutgers University, intends to begin classes at Baylor in June. Pope will sit out the 2009-10 season in order to comply with NCAA transfer rules; she will have three seasons of eligibility beginning with the 2010-11 season but is eligible to practice with the Lady Bears next year. As a freshman for the Scarlet Knight, Pope appeared in 29 of the team's 34 games and logged one start. The 6-1 forward/guard averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 6.0 minutes a game in 2008-09.[4]
  • April 29: Sophomore Whitney Zachariason has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team it was recently announced by the league office. Zachariason, a general studies major from Little Rock, Ark., maintains a 3.3 GPA.[5]

Preseason

Date Location Opponent Bears Points Opp. Points Record
Nov. 3 Waco, Texas St. Edwards 97 43 1-0
Nov. 7 Waco, Texas Incarnate Word 81 52 2-0

Regular season

Brittney Griner set numerous NCAA Division I, Big 12 Conference and Baylor records. She set a new single-season block mark with 218 and broke the NCAA Tournament blocked shot record, rejecting 35 through four tournament games.

Roster

Number Name Height Position Class
1 Kimetria Hayden 5-11 Guard Freshman
2 Cherrish Wallace 5-6 Guard Sophomore
3 Jordan Madden 6-0 Guard Freshman
4 Whitney Zachariason 6-2 Forward Junior
5 Melissa Jones 5-10 Guard Junior
15 Shanay Washington 6-1 Guard Freshman
20 Terran Condrey 5-7 Guard Sophomore
21 Kelli Griffin 5-8 Guard Junior
24 Ashley Field 6-2 Center Sophomore
25 Lindsay Palmer 5-10 Guard Sophomore
32 Brooklyn Pope 6-1 Forward/Guard Redshirt Sophomore
42 Brittney Griner 6-8 Center Freshman
44 Mariah Chandler 6-2 Forward Freshman
55 Morghan Medlock 6-1 Forward Senior

[6]

Schedule

  • The Bears will participate in four notable events. On November 15, Baylor will play Tennessee in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic. From November 27 to December 5, Baylor will participate in the World Vision Classic. The Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden will involve Baylor and Boston College on December 13. Baylor will be making its first appearance at MSG.[7] From December 19 to December 20, the Bears will participate in the Las Vegas Hoops Classic.
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
*

L   0-1 (0-0)
(12,824)
*
W   1-1 (0-0)
(6,266)
*
W   2-1 (0-0)
(2,361)
*
W   3-1 (0-0)
(6,127)
*

W   4-1 (0-0)
(6,451)
*

W   5-1 (0-0)
(6,177)
*

W   6-1 (0-0)
(6,006)
*
W   7-1 (0-0)
(6,582)
*

W   8-1 (0-0)
(7,190)
*
W   9-1 (0-0)
(6,282)
*

W   10-1 (0-0)
(516)
*

W   11-1 (0-0)
(722)
*
W   12-1 (0-0)
(6,713)
*
W   13-1 (0-0)
(6,669)

L   13-2 (0-1)
(3717)

W   14-2 (1-1)
(7718)

L   14-3 (1-2)
(7883)

L   14-4 (1-3)
(2521)

W   14-4 (2-3)
(8702)

L   14-5 (2-4)
(9123)

W   15-5 (3-4)
(3893)

W   16-5 (4-4)
(7350)

L   16-6 (4-5)
(8493)

L   16-7 (4-6)
(11210)

W   17-7 (5-6)
(7009)

W   18-7 (6-6)
(8282)

W   19-7 (7-6)
(7233)

W   20-7 (8-6)
(8575)

W   21-7 (9-6)
(7602)

L   21-8 (9-7)
(9758)
Big 12 Tournament

W   22-8 (9-7)
(4663)

L   22-9 (9-7)
(4239)
2010 NCAA Tournament

W   23-9 (9-7)
(2,572)

W   24-9 (9-7)
(1497)

W   25-9 (9-7)
(6577)

W   26-9 (9-7)
(3263)

L   26-10 (9-7)
(25,817)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Player stats

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points
Brittney Griner 35 1174 232 0 180 297 35 223 18 644

Postseason

NCAA Basketball Tournament

The Lady Bears advanced to the Women's Final Four by defeating Duke 51-48. In that game, Griner set a new NCAA Woman's tournament record by getting her 31st block, breaking the old record set by Alison Bales of Duke in 2006. She currently has 35 blocks.[8]

Awards and honors

  • Lindsay Palmer, Elite 88 award[9]
  • Brittney Griner, Associated Press Second Team All-American[10]
  • Brittney Griner, National Freshman of the Year[11]
  • Brittney Griner, Memphis Regional's Most Outstanding Player
  • Brittney Griner, WBCA/State Farm All-Region 5 team
  • Brittney Griner, Big 12 Conference's Freshman of the Year
  • Brittney Griner, Co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • Brittney Griner, All-Big 12 first team
  • Brittney Griner, All-Big 12 All-Defensive team
  • Brittney Griner, All-Big 12 All-Freshman team.

Team players drafted into the WNBA

Round Pick Player WNBA Club

See also

References


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