No. 5 Baylor women hand Missouri its first loss, 70-68

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WACO, Texas (AP) NaLyssa Smith had her eighth consecutive double-double with 25 points and 17 rebounds, and fifth-ranked Baylor handed Missouri its first loss of the season, 70-68, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night.

"That first half for us was probably one of the rougher halves of basketball we've had so far this season," Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said. "I thought we were able to regroup, recalibrate and really came out and battled in that second half."

Missouri, which trailed by nine at halftime, took its only lead of the game with 7:11 left - 60-57 on Haley Troup's 3-pointer. The Tigers then didn't score for nearly five minutes, while Baylor (8-1) got 12 points in a row to go back ahead to stay, though Lauren Hansen's 3-pointer pulled Mizzou within one with 34 seconds left.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina9-0
2 North Carolina State7-1
2 UConn4-1
4 Stanford5-2
5 Baylor8-1
6 Indiana5-2
7 Arizona7-0
8 Maryland7-2
9 Iowa4-1
10 Louisville6-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina9-0
2 Tennessee7-0
3 North Carolina State7-1
4 UConn4-1
5 Texas A&M8-0
6 Missouri State5-2
7 Georgia7-0
8 Notre Dame7-1
9 LSU6-1
10 Michigan7-1
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