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November 14, 2012

Baylor outplays No. 6 Kentucky

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WACO, Texas —

Kentucky’s tenacious defense — a pressure, trapping, and often in-your-face attack — forced 22 turnovers. But the Wildcats managed only 12 points off those miscues.

That wasn’t nearly enough to beat the Lady Bears, who have also won 42 games in a row at home. That is tied with Miami (Fla.), for the second longest active home winning streak behind Stanford’s 80 in a row.

Sims, Griner and Williams were already in double-figure scoring by halftime. Brooklyn Pope finished with 10 points.

Griner had her 82nd consecutive double-figure scoring game while playing 29 minutes, when she also had five blocked shots and three steals. Her Big 12-record 606 career blocked shots are 57 behind the NCAA mark.

Kentucky plays its next four games at home before its Dec. 2 instate showdown at eighth-ranked Louisville.

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