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    2 Lady Bears refocus for showdown with No Because her team was coming off a game about 12 hours before, Kim Mulkey had no plans to run her players through a physical meat grinder in practice on Sunday. But she did have one activity on the agenda free throw shooting. No. 2 ranked Baylor experienced a ragged night from the foul line in a 79 61 road win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Lady Bears connected on just 9 of 23 freebies, a measly 39 percent. That's a significant dropoff for a team that shoots at 67 percent rate for the year. The last thing Mulkey wants is the problem to plague the Lady Bears (23 1 overall, 12 0 in Big 12) again in Monday's first nike investor relations place Big 12 showdown with Texas. "We had kids that don't miss (normally)," Mulkey nike jobs said. "It wasn't how many we missed necessarily. We kept missing two. Make one of two, we're pretty good. Kids were just missing two and two and two. So I teased them afterward, 'We're going to buy some Under Armour balls before we had to Lubbock next year.'" Texas Tech uses Under Armour balls for its game balls, and the players described them as rough, like an "old football," forward Nina Davis said. But that's no excuse, they added. Against Texas, playing at home with their familiar Nike balls, they've got to cash in on their free throw chances. "Sure, we missed a lot of free throws, and we usually make the majority of those that we missed," Davis said. "But you just can't miss that many free throws. We were lucky that we were able to get out of there with a decent win, but you can't really focus on those misses. It's kind of like as a shooter, once you miss it, you've got to let it go out of your head. Kind of forget about it so it won't carry over into the next game." Monday's clash projects as a fun one for the fans. Besides Texas serving as a longtime league rival, the 12th ranked Longhorns (18 4, 12 0) also share the Big 12 lead with Baylor. Baylor is holding a "Stripe the Ferrell" promotion, with fans in adjacent sections asked to wear alternating color shirts. It all sets up as one of the grander matchups of the Big 12 season, probably for both teams. "You have two teams that are 90 miles apart, and they're both undefeated in the league," Mulkey said. "They're both proud programs, programs that have tradition with national championships. Super Bowl's over after today. The only thing that they're going to do tomorrow is talk about the ads and who won the game. So by dark, get up and come. There will be tickets to buy." Karen Aston's Longhorns feature a similar lineup to the same group that finished second to Baylor in the Big 12 last year. Junior guards Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins have combined for 71 bombs from 3 point land. Texas has two other double figure scorers in freshman forward Joyner Holmes (12.2 points per game) and senior post Kelsey Lang (10.2). They're proficient at breaking defenders down off the dribble and scooting to nike shoes c width the basket. Given that Baylor's players consider man to man defense a source of pride, it should make for a test of wills. "That's going to be big this game," Baylor's Kristy Wallace said. "I think we'll have to definitely guard the dribble penetration. Keeping them in front of you. If you don't need help, that's the ideal situation. If you can just guard your man and not need help, that's going to be great." It's late in the Big 12 season for the Lady Bears and Longhorns to be meeting for the first time. Baylor, for instance, has already completed its two game season series with four of its Big 12 foes Kansas State, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa State. It adds to the drama, the intrigue, of the matchup. Nevertheless, Mulkey was quick to point out that the Big 12 title won't be won or lost on Monday. "They still have to go to OU, we still have to go to Austin," Mulkey said. "There's six games to play that are impactful. I don't think a loss tomorrow is going cost us the Big 12, nor do I think a win is going to give us one. But it would sure be a relief, maybe."