WACO, Texas -- Sixth-ranked Baylor, the region's second seed, held Arkansas without a field goal for an eight-minute stretch in the first half to roll to a 73-44 victory in the second round of the NCAA Women's Championship basketball tournament Sunday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
The Bears (32-3) led by 41-21 at halftime to the delight of the homecourt crowd of 4,593. Arkansas led by as much as 3 points at the 12:38 mark of the first half, but a 9-0 run turned the game around for the Bears. Baylor opened the second half with an 8-0 run and it was never close again.
Baylor dominated bench scoring, winning that category, 26-0, against a think Arkansas team. Coach Jimmy Dykes played the season with a nine-player roster that seemed to come into play against the Bears.
Arkansas (18-14) shot just 24.6 percent from the field for the game, canning 15 of 61 shots. Baylor forward Sune Agbuke blocked eight shots and the Bears blocked 11 shots for the game. Baylor was a solid 49 percent, making 24 of 49.
Arkansas advanced to the second round with an upset of Northwestern on Friday.
Jessica Jackson, who was 4 of 18 from the field, led the Razorbacks with 15 points and Melissa Wolff added 13 points. Kelsey Brooks, superb in the opener, was held to 4 points on 2 of 15 shooting.
Baylor 73, Arkansas 44
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