In first of 2 weekend games, No. 9 Baylor overtakes No. 13 Texas

NaLyssa Smith scored 25 points and the ninth-ranked Baylor Women beat No. 13 Texas for the 12th straight time, never trailing in a 75-63 win Friday night.

It’s the first of two meetings over three days between the Big 12 rivals.

Ja’Mee Asberry got all 15 points in the first 12 minutes for the Bears (16-5, 6-3 Big 12) in a game originally scheduled for Jan. 9 but postponed due to COVID-19 concerns in the schedule Baylor. The rematch is Sunday in Austin.

Aliyah Matharu scored 17 points for the Longhorns (15-5, 5-4), who haven’t beaten Baylor since Feb. 6, 2017. Both teams suffered losses to 18th-ranked Oklahoma, both on baskets in the last seconds. by Liz Scott.

NO. 8 ARIZONA 63, NO. 19 OREGON 48

TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — Cate Reese scored 13 points and Arizona shut down Oregon for a thrilling win.

The Wildcats (16-3, 6-3 Pac-12) and their fans have been excited for the rematch of a gossip-and-shake game of the major that Oregon won in overtime three weeks earlier.

Arizona chased Oregon defensively (14-6, 7-2) all night, scoring 22 points on the Ducks’ 21 turnovers while holding them to 36 percent shooting, including 2 of 15 on 3.

The Wildcats also came alive offensively in the second half, pulling away for a resounding victory that had the crowd roaring at full capacity.

Endyia Rogers led the Ducks with 17 points and Nyara Sabally added 15.

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