Jones helps No. 4 Baylor trounce No. 22 Lady Vols 88-66
Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick talks with guard Alexa Middleton (33) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Alexis Jones had a career-high 30 points to go along with 10 assists and nine rebounds Sunday as No. 4 Baylor trounced No. 22 Tennessee 88-66 for its seventh straight victory.
Baylor (9-1) scored the game's first 11 points and never looked back. The Lady Bears led by as many as 35 points in the third quarter before coasting to victory in this SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup.
Nina Davis added 20 points and nine rebounds for Baylor. Khadijiah Cave added 10 points.
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Mercedes Russell had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Tennessee (4-3). Jaime Nared had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Diamond DeShields added 13 points.
Only a major discrepancy at the foul line prevented the score from being even more lopsided. Tennessee was 23 of 33 on free throws while Baylor was 7 of 9. Baylor didn't attempt a single free throw in the first half.