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TAMPA, Fla. — The Baylor Lady Bears, already in the Final Four as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, added another honor as head coach Kim Mulkey garnered the Associated Press Coach of the Year award on Thursday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Lady Bears’ slogan of “Together to Tampa” couldn’t be more fitting, considering how the Baylor women’s basketball team has overwhelmed the competition so far in this NCAA Tournament.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The way DiDi Richards plays basketball, Lady Bears fans might think she’s a free spirit, the kind of happy-go-lucky individual that never lets anything bother her.

Baylor is hosting a sendoff for the Lady Bears basketball team at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon from the practice facility at the Ferrell Center as they head to the Sweet 16 in Greensboro, N.C.

The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears are hosting an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show watch party beginning at 5:30 Monday evening in the Stone Room inside the Ferrell Center.

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The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears are hosting an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show watch party beginning at 5:30 Monday evening in the Stone Room inside the Ferrell Center.

Baylor’s Lauren Cox has moved to a list of four finalists for the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey has made the cut of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year honor.

If there were no TV cameras, no fans in the stands, no cheerleaders and no public address announcer, the Baylor Lady Bears would still want to beat anyone who stepped on the court against them.

It’s no surprise, after Baylor romped through its Big 12 women’s basketball schedule this season, that the Lady Bears dominated the conference’s regular-season awards, which were announced on Wednesday.

Baylor remained in the No. 1 overall spot as the NCAA Basketball Committee released its top-16 seeds projection for the upcoming women’s basketball tournament. The committee’s list was a look at what the seeds would be if the regular season had ended on Sunday.

In the last six days, the Baylor Lady Bears have celebrated winning their ninth-consecutive and 10th-overall Big 12 championship on their home floor, then went on the road to defeat No. 20 Iowa State and secure an outright conference title.

Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox have been named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 watch list. The Baylor duo earned spots on the preseason and midseason watch lists and are now eligible for the award and the Wooden Award All-American Team that will be announced during the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.

AUSTIN — The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears led by as much as 21 in the third quarter, but the scrappy squad of Longhorns refused to fold. No. 14 Texas clawed back to within four points late in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bears were able to make some key free throws and hold the Longhorns to one-shot possessions in order to leave Austin with a 74-68 victory Monday night.

In their first game at home as the No. 1 team in the country in six years, the Lady Bears put on a show. Baylor’s 96-37 win over Texas Tech marked the largest margin of victory in a Big 12 contest in school history.

It wasn’t the first time Texas Tech started its big lineup, but it was the first time since the second game of the season that the Lady Raiders trotted out 6-0 Zuri Sanders at the three, 6-5 Brittany Brewer at the four and 6-6 Erin DeGrate at the five when Baylor went to Lubbock to open its Big 12 slate.

STILLWATER, OKLA. — Chloe Jackson fell to the floor, then scrambled back to her feet in just enough time to get a hand on Ja’Mee Asberry’s shot. Jackson hustled to corral the loose ball, and then pushed things up the floor. As she dribbled to her left, the senior point guard passed the basketball to Lauren Cox, who was trailing down the center of the floor. Cox caught the ball in stride and pulled up to shoot a 3-pointer with the score tied at 48 and 9:18 remaining on the clock.

The number one — it’s Baylor’s ranking in the Associated Press Top 25, where it stands in league action, and also the number of times a Lady Bear has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week this season.

NORMAN, Okla. — Kim Mulkey said she was going to be as positive as she could. Her second-ranked Lady Bears had just topped Oklahoma on the road, 74-53, for their 30th-straight Big 12 road win. It marked the fourth time in seven conference games that Baylor topped its competition by at least 20 points.

Lauren Cox caught the basketball on the right block with her back to the basket. The junior took one power dribble and finished through contact for the bucket. While Cox was excited about the and-1, the video board inside the Ferrell Center later showed that there was much more to celebrate when she made that bucket as it marked Cox’s 1,000th career point.