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THE DAILY ROLL

No. 2 Baylor women win 17th straight, 79-73 over No. 24 WVU

(AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

WACO, Texas (AP) Alexis Jones and second-ranked Baylor can take some blows and keep on winning.

Jones had 16 points while playing with a swollen black right eye and the Lady Bears withstood a feisty effort by 24th-ranked West Virginia to win 79-73 Saturday. Their 17th consecutive victory was the first this season decided by single digits.

"Games like this are going to help us down the road. We're not going to keep blowing teams out like we have been," senior Nina Davis said. "The (NCAA) tournament is right around the corner so just having games close like this is just a challenge that we need."

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Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut17-0
2 Baylor18-1
3 Maryland18-1
4 Mississippi State20-0
5 South Carolina16-1
6 Notre Dame17-3
7 Florida State18-2
8 Washington18-2
9 Louisville17-4
10 Stanford16-3
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Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut17-0
2 South Carolina16-1
3 Notre Dame17-3
4 Mississippi State20-0
5 Florida State18-2
6 Duke16-3
7 Oregon State17-2
8 Washington18-2
9 UCLA14-4
10 Baylor18-1
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