WACO, Texas (AP)Freshman Darianna Littlepage-Buggs had a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double and No. 18 Baylor routed Tennessee State 93-27 on Thursday.
Baylor held Tennessee State to single-digit scoring in each of the final three quarters. The Bears started the third quarter on a 15-0 run and the fourth on an 18-0 run.
Littlepage-Buggs was 13 of 18 from the field, while Tenneessee State shot 12 of 56, and she helped Baylor have a 53-18 edge on the glass.
Ja’Mee Asberry added 16 points, Bella Fontleroy had 12 and Aijha Blackwell, in her first game since Nov. 15, scored 11 for Baylor (8-2). Jaden Owens, averaging 11.7 points and a league-high 6.2 assists, was held scoreless but she had six assists and five of Baylor’s season-high 14 steals.
Littlepage-Buggs scored 18 points in the first half as the Bears led 45-19. Tennessee State scored six points in the second quarter, followed by eight total in the second half.
Shonnyvelle Regalado scored a team-high six points in nine minutes for Tennessee State (4-6), which turned it over 25 times.
Baylor hadn’t played since a 55-point blowout win over UT Arlington on Dec. 7 due to final exams. The Bears wrap up non-conference play against No. 20 Arizona on Sunday in the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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