WBB No. 17 hosts Maryland in Top 20 Matchup Sunday



BU logo BAYLOR BEARS (3-0)
Location: Waco, Texas
Conference/Membership: big 12
head coach: Nicki Collen (Season 2)

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NO. 19 Maryland (3-1) vs. NO. 17 BAYLOR (3-0)
Nov. 20, 2022 • 2:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas • Ferrell Center (10,284)

LIVE STATISTICS: Statistical Transfer
CLOCK: Big 12 now on ESPN+
Talent: Pete Sousa (PxP), Jim Haller (Analyst)
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Talent: Derek Smith (PxP), Sophia Young-Malcom (Analyst)


Maryland Maryland Tortoises (3-1)
Location: College Park, Maryland
Conference/Membership: big ten
head coach: Brenda Frese (Season 21)

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LAST TIME-OUT

Baylor broke a 13-game loss against SMU on Tuesday night with a 58-55 win at the Ferrell Center. The meeting was the first between the two programs since the 1995-96 season and only the third game played between the two at the Ferrell Center.

student in the first year Darianna Littlepage-Buggs finished the first half with a career- and game-high 14 rebounds, including 12 defensive boards and 10 rebounds. She was the first bear to save 14 planks in a single game since Queen Egbo netted the same sum in last year’s loss to South Dakota (3/20/22).

Junior Sarah Andrews reached double digits for the 21st time in her career and finished as a senior with a team-high 13 points Jaden Owens She continued to dish everything and recorded a game-high seven assists, bringing her season total to 23. Nationally, Owens ranks 10th in total assists while leading the Big 12 in the category. Additionally, their eight steals are the second most in the conference.

A NEW CHILD IN THE APARTMENT BLOCK
Bella Fontleroy was named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday (Nov. 14) after averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 61.1% shooting off the floor as the Bears clinched two wins earlier in the year .

After a great performance on her debut, Fontleroy earned her first career start against Incarnate Word, finishing with 11 points in double digits. In doing so, she became the first Big 12 rookie to score back-to-back double-digit points that season.

In Tuesday’s win over SMU, the Springfield, Missouri native sunk a 3-point in the corner to give BU a five-point cushion with a minute left as the Bears sealed the win.

EXPLAINING MARYLAND

Maryland goes into Sunday’s contest with a 3-1 record after beating Davidson 70-52 at home on Wednesday, and Sunday’s game begins a series of five road contests for the Terrapins.

The Terps are led by Brenda Frese, who is in her 21st season in Maryland. Current assistant coach to Baylor Chloe Pavlech was a four-year letterwinner at Maryland from 2012-16 and made two NCAA Final Four appearances with the Terps in 2014 and 2015.

Nine new players highlight the 2022-23 roster including AP Honorable Mention All-American Abby Meyers (Princeton), All-SEC transfer Lavender Briggs (Florida), All-AAC transfer Elisa Pinzan (USF), SEC grad transfer Brinae Alexander (Vanderbilt) and All-CAA transfer Allie Kubek (Towson). Briggs is 15 points away from reaching the 1,000 career point mark going into Sunday’s competition.

ACTIONS

The women’s basketball team teamed up with South Waco Elementary for a coat ride this fall. Beginning with the Bears’ season opener against Lamar, during home games November 7 through December 7, fans can bring a new or barely worn overcoat for kids ages 5 through 13 to the indoor sales counter.

Tickets for Sunday’s game are available at BaylorBears.com.

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