Lady Bears Capture Outright Big 12 Championship

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    The Baylor University Women's Basketball team holds up their Big 12 Championship trophy.
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    Women's Basketball Big 12 Champions
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    Women's Basketball Big 12 Champions
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    Women's Basketball Big 12 Champions
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March 3, 2005

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor was a last-place team when Kim Mulkey-Robertson was hired five years ago. Now, the Lady Bears are Big 12 champions.

Chelsea Whitaker fought through the pain of a sprained left ankle with 16 points and eight assists, many at key times, and the seventh-ranked Lady Bears beat No. 13 Texas Tech 79-69 to clinch their first Big 12 regular season title outright.

When the game ended, confetti and balloons showered from the rafters. Whitaker stood on the scoring table holding a newspaper proclaiming the Lady Bears champions as fans stormed the court and music blared.

For complete coverage of the Lady Bears' historic victory, visit Baylor's official athletic web site.

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