- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

WACO, Texas (AP) - No matter how many substitutions Baylor coach Kim Mulkey made, the lead kept growing.

When the game was over, the only thing left to do was count the records.

In the biggest Division I women’s basketball rout ever, No. 3 Baylor overwhelmed Winthrop 140-32 Thursday.

“I tried and played tons of people, in and out of the lineup, called timeouts, trying to get people off the floor,” Mulkey said.

The 108-point margin of victory surpassed the 102 set by Grambling when it beat Jarvis Christian College 139-37 in 1986.

The Lady Bears (11-1) scored the first 21 points, led 77-18 at halftime and shut out Winthrop 29-0 in the fourth quarter. Mulkey began rotating her players in and out early in the first quarter. No one was on the court for more than 21 minutes and all 12 players got double-figure minutes.

Baylor leading scorer Alexis Jones, who’s had knee trouble, sat out for the second straight game to rest. Khadijiah Cave finished with a career-high 25 points.

Winthrop (1-9) shot 0 for 16 in the final period and 13.6 percent overall.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A’ja Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Alaina Coates added 19 points and 10 rebounds and South Carolina beat Clemson for the seventh straight time.

It was the 21st career double-double for the 6-foot-5 Wilson and the 47th for the 6-4 Coates. They scored 12 of 16 points in the second quarter to helpo the Gamecocks (8-1) build a double-digit lead.

Nelly Perry had 20 points for the Tigers (8-2).


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Freshman Joyner Holmes had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Texas.

Brooke McCarty added 14 points for the Longhorns (4-4). They picked up their 500th victory - against 96 losses - in the Frank Erwin Center. Bernesha Peters and Shawnte’ Goff had 12 points apiece for Rio Grande Valley (5-6).


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 25 points to help Temple beat DePaul.

Alliya Butts added 20 points and six assists, and Donnaizha Fountain had 13 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Owls (6-3). Jessica January led DePaul (6-4) with 21 points.

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