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WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor coach Kim Mulkey wouldn't say exactly how or what she said to Lauren Cox in the locker room at the end of the 6-foot-4 post player's freshman season a year ago.
"But I challenged her right in her face, and I think she accepted the challenge," Mulkey said. "She's in the best shape of her life. Her diabetes is under control. ... When you do all the things you're supposed to, and you feel good, you do good."
The Lady Bears (33-1) are in their 10th straight Sweet 16 after Cox led them with 24 points and 16.5 rebounds per game in wins over Grambling State and Michigan to start the NCAA Tournament. The power forward has four double-doubles in a row, including the semifinal and championship games of the Big 12 Tournament.