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January 26, 2013

Baylor too much for Sooners to bear

NORMAN — Transcript Sports Editor

WACO, Texas — So big, so strong and so athletic at every position, the challenge ultimately posed by the No. 1 Baylor women is beyond physical.

Playing with the top-ranked Lady Bears for 40 minutes requires the mental strength to absorb getting the worst of it physically the entire time and yet still come back for more with all of your focus and intensity intact.

Oklahoma lasted almost 30 minutes. That's when a close enough game became a laugher. A too-little, too-late Sooner rally at the end made for a 82-65 final.

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