No. 4 Baylor blows past Georgetown for wire-to-wire victory

No. 4 Baylor blows past Georgetown for wire-to-wire victory
Baylor's Kalani Brown (21) shoots against Georgetown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Juicy Landrum and NaLyssa Smith each scored 14 points, and No. 4 Baylor received scoring contributions from 10 players in its 67-46 win over Georgetown in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday night.

Landrum made four 3-pointers and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to lead the Lady Bears (6-0) to the wire-to-wire victory.

The Lady Bears started the game on a 9-0 run and grabbed their first double-digit lead on a 3 by Landrum with 6:02 left in the first quarter. Smith scored 10 points in the first half to help Baylor grab a 47-23 lead at halftime.

The Bears shot 18 of 31 from the floor (58.1 percent) in the first half, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers, and turned to their size and length to overmatch the Hoyas (4-3).

Baylor, which led by as many as 26 points, won the rebounding battle 50-34 and outscored Georgetown 20-6 in the paint.

Dionna White had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Georgetown. Mikayla Venson also scored 12 points.


Baylor: Kalani Brown, the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, will look to get going in the coming weeks after struggling in the Lady Bears’ games in Las Vegas. Brown finished with just five points and three rebounds on Saturday, and coach Kim Mulkey said her star center just “needs to relax” and not put too much pressure on herself.

Georgetown: After winning their first three games of the season, the Hoyas have dropped three of their last four They will look to string together a few more non-conference wins before starting Big East play on Dec. 29.


Baylor (6-0) will visit No. 13 South Carolina in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 2.

Georgetown (4-3) will host Fordham on Thursday.