Waco, TX — Everyone wants to leave their university having made an impact in the time they were there playing. It is one thing to set a school record and be a part of a team who did something phenomenal, but what about making history in an even bigger book: the NCAA record book.
Today No. 3 Baylor did just that.
All 12 players who suited up can say they contributed to helping their university set a NCAA record for the largest margin of victory. This afternoon they smacked Winthrop by a final score of 140-32.
No there was no error in the score...140 points were scored by one team in 40 minutes.
"I tried and played tons of people, in and out of the lineup; called timeouts, trying to get people off the floor," said Kim Mulkey to Baylor’s media following the win.
"I am most grateful that Coach Cook recognized that, because if you coach long enough, you're going to have games like this and you're not going to be on the winning end. . .. I tried everything I knew to try, because I respect (Coach Cook), but more importantly I respect the game."
However, the records don’t stop there for the Lady Bears. Baylor also set its school’s single-game record for most made field goals with 58 (two shy of the NCAA record), shared the ball 42 times (one shy of the NCAA record) pulled down 75 team rebounds and had 17 blocks (two shy of the NCAA record) in the game.
All around it was a collective team effort as nobody played more than 22 minutes and all but one tallied points on the board.
And after a game like this, Winthrop head coach did not hesitate to address where he feels this Baylor team can go in the postseason.
"You've got to pick your poison, and we didn't pick any," said coach Kevin Cook to Baylor’s media. "They hurt us inside; they hurt us with 3-pointers. I'll be watching this group in the Final Four."