Nina Davis leads No. 6 Baylor past Kansas State 82-70

DALLAS (AP) - Nina Davis scored 30 points and made a career-high six steals Saturday, leading No. 6 Baylor to an 82-70 victory over Kansas State in a Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinal.

Davis, a sophomore recognized as the conference's player of the year before tipoff, also grabbed six rebounds.

Niya Johnson, the Division I assist leader, had 11 assists for the Lady Bears (28-3). Kansas State (18-13) was led by a season-high 25 points from freshman Haley Texada of suburban Dallas.

After Texada's 3-pointer 44 seconds in accounted for the game's first score, Baylor used a 12-point run to grab the lead for good and led by 16 at halftime.

The Lady Bears led by 24 five minutes into the second half. But K-State pulled within six points with three minutes to go. A jumper by Davis and a layup by Wright thwarted the Wildcats' comeback.

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