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2015–16 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team

The 2015–16 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team will represent Baylor University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey for her 15th season. The team plays its home games at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas and are members of the Big 12 Conference. They finish the season 33–4, 16–2 in Big 12 to win the Big 12 regular season title. They also won the Big 12 Women's Tournament to earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Idaho and Auburn in the first and second rounds, Florida State in the sweet sixteen before losing to Oregon State in the elite eight.

2015–16 Baylor Lady Bears basketball
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Preseason WNIT champions
Big 12 regular season & Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
2015–16 record36–2 (17–1 Big 12)
Head coachKim Mulkey (15th season)
Assistant coachBill Brock
Assistant coachSytia Messer
Assistant coachToyelle Wilson
Home arenaFerrell Center
Seasons
2015–16 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Baylor 17 1   .944     36 2   .947
#7 Texas 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#23 West Virginia 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
Oklahoma State 11 7   .611     21 10   .677
#24 Oklahoma 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Kansas State 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
TCU 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Iowa State 5 13   .278     13 17   .433
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     13 18   .419
Kansas 0 18   .000     6 25   .194
2016 Big 12 Conference Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RosterEdit

2015–16 Baylor Bears women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Dekeiya Cohen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So West Ashley Charleston, SC
G 2 Niya Johnson 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr P.K. Yonge Development Research Gainesville, FL
F 3 Chardonae Fuqua' 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Hoover Birmingham, AL
G 4 Kristy Wallace 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So John Paul College Loganholme, Queensland, Australia
G 10 Alexandria Gulley 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Skyline Dallas, Texas
F 11 Justis Szcezepanski 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr IMG Academy Fort Worth, TX
G 12 Alexis Prince 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr Edgewater Orlando, FL
F 13 Nina Davis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Hoover Birmingham, AL
C 21 Kalani Brown 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Fr Salmen Slidell, LA
G 25 Alyssa Dry 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr IMG Academy Fort Worth, TX
G 30 Alexis Jones 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Jr MacArthur
Duke
Irving, TX
C 32 Beatrice Mompremier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Fr Miami Miami, FL
F/C 55 Khadijiah Cave 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Lucy Laney Augusta, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2015-10-10

RankingsEdit

2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
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AP 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 N/A
Coaches 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 5 Texas A&M–Commerce W 104–41 
Ferrell Center (5,352)
Waco, TX
11/09/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 5 Arkansas–Monticello W 104–39 
Ferrell Center (5,356)
Waco, TX
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
6:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 5 Texas–Arlington
Preseason WNIT First Round
W 62–20  1–0
Ferrell Center (6,804)
Waco, TX
11/16/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 5 Southern Miss
Preseason WNIT Second Round
W 97–42  2–0
Ferrell Center (5,400)
Waco, TX
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 5 No. 19 South Florida
Preseason WNIT semifinals
W 66–63  3–0
Ferrell Center (5,717)
Waco, TX
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 5 DePaul
Preseason WNIT Championship
W 86–72  4–0
Ferrell Center (5,637)
Waco, TX
11/26/2015*
1:00 PM
No. 5 vs. Cincinnati
Junkanoo Jam Lucaya Division
W 72–34  5–0
St. George HS Gymnasium (353)
Freeport, BAH
11/28/2015*
4:45 PM
No. 5 vs. No. 20 Michigan State
Junkanoo Jam Lucaya Division
W 84–76  6–0
St. George HS Gymnasium (684)
Freeport, BAH
12/02/2015*
6:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 4 Rice W 89–38  7–0
Ferrell Center (5,615)
Waco, TX
12/04/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 4 Northwestern State W 86–44  8–0
Ferrell Center (6,317)
Waco, TX
12/06/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 4 Grambling State W 96–42  9–0
Ferrell Center (5,562)
Waco, TX
12/13/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 4 McNeese State W 105–46  10–0
Ferrell Center (5,625)
Waco, TX
12/17/2015*
7:00 PM, FCS
No. 4 Oral Roberts W 97–39  11–0
Ferrell Center (6,189)
Waco, TX
12/19/2015*
6:00 PM
No. 4 vs. No. 23 Miami (FL)
Florida Sunshine Classic
W 88–81  12–0
Worden Arena (1,789)
Winter Haven, FL
12/21/2015*
4:00 PM
No. 4 vs. James Madison
Florida Sunshine Classic
W 77–63  13–0
Worden Arena (932)
Winter Haven, FL
Big 12 regular season
12/30/2015
6:00 PM
No. 4 at Oklahoma State L 45–52  13–1
(0–1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (3,173)
Stillwater, OK
01/03/2016
3:30 PM, FS1
No. 4 No. 18 Oklahoma W 78–68  14–1
(1–1)
Ferrell Center (7,434)
Waco, TX
01/06/2016
7:00 PM
No. 6 at Kansas W 58–40  15–1
(2–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (2,109)
Lawrence, KS
01/09/2016
11:00 AM, FSN
No. 6 TCU W 72–55  16–1
(3–1)
Ferrell Center (7,081)
Waco, TX
01/12/2016
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 6 West Virginia W 69–64  17–1
(4–1)
Ferrell Center (6,032)
Waco, TX
01/17/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 at No. 4 Texas W 80–67  18–1
(5–1)
Frank Erwin Center (8,996)
Austin, TX
01/23/2016
12:30 PM, FS1
No. 4 at Iowa State W 77–61  19–1
(6–1)
Hilton Coliseum (11,587)
Ames, IA
01/27/2016
7:00 PM, FSSW
No. 4 Texas Tech W 69–43  20–1
(7–1)
Ferrell Center (6,327)
Waco, TX
01/30/2016
3:00 PM, FSN
No. 4 at No. 24 West Virginia W 71–61  21–1
(8–1)
WVU Coliseum (4,168)
Morgantown, WV
02/03/2016
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 4 Kansas State W 87–52  22–1
(9–1)
Ferrell Center (5,752)
Waco, TX
02/06/2016
2:00 PM, FSSW
No. 4 Kansas W 81–49  23–1
(10–1)
Ferrell Center (6,709)
Waco, TX
02/10/2016
7:00 PM, FSSW
No. 4 at TCU W 81–77  24–1
(11–1)
Schollmaier Arena (3,947)
Fort Worth, TX
02/13/2016
2:00 PM
No. 4 at Texas Tech W 66–36  25–1
(12–1)
United Supermarkets Arena (6,565)
Lubbock, TX
02/17/2016
7:00 PM, FSSW
No. 4 No. 17 Oklahoma State W 66–41  26–1
(13–1)
Ferrell Center (6,310)
Waco, TX
02/20/2016
2:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 4 Iowa State W 78–41  27–1
(14–1)
Ferrell Center (7,216)
Waco, TX
02/22/2016
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 at No. 23 Oklahoma W 78–70  28–1
(15–1)
Lloyd Noble Center (5,277)
Norman, OK
02/27/2016
3:30 PM, FS2
No. 4 at Kansas State W 63–52  29–1
(16–1)
Bramlage Coliseum (5,451)
Manhattan, KS
02/29/2016
8:00 PM, FS1
No. 4 No. 6 Texas W 74–48  30–1
(17–1)
Ferrell Center (10,284)
Waco, TX
Big 12 Women's Tournament
03/05/2016
1:30 PM, FSN
No. 4 vs. Texas Tech
Quarterfinals
W 82–51  31–1
Chesapeake Energy Arena (4,527)
Oklahoma City, OK
03/06/2016
1:30 PM, FS1
No. 4 vs. No. 24 Oklahoma
Semifinals
W 84–57  32–1
Chesapeake Energy Arena (4,591)
Oklahoma City, OK
03/07/2016
8:00 PM, FS1
No. 4 vs. No. 7 Texas
Championship Game
W 79–63  33–1
Chesapeake Energy Arena (3,859)
Oklahoma City, OK
NCAA Women's Tournament
03/18/2016*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
(1 D) No. 4 (16 D) Idaho
First Round
W 89–59  34–1
Ferrell Center (4,990)
Waco, TX
03/20/2016*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
(1 D) No. 4 (9 D) Auburn
Second Round
W 84–52  35–1
Ferrell Center (4,665)
Waco, TX
03/26/2016*
3:00 PM, ESPN
(1 D) No. 4 vs. (5 D) No. 17 Florida State
Sweet Sixteen
W 78–58  36–1
American Airlines Center (7,109)
Dallas, TX
03/28/2016*
6:00 PM, ESPN
(1 D) No. 4 vs. (2 D) No. 6 Oregon State
Elite Eight
L 57–60  36–2
American Airlines Center (6,050)
Dallas, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. D=Dallas Region.
All times are in Central Time.

Source [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baylor Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball". baylorbears.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.