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ESTERO, Fla. Brice McCain Jersey . -- Baylor headed to the beach shortly after arriving in balmy Florida for a long holiday weekend, getting a little time to bask in sun and ride down waterslides.The rest of the trip for the Lady Bears? All business.Alexis Jones scored 20 points and No. 5 Baylor beat eighth-ranked Ohio State 85-68 on Sunday in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Tournament MVP Kristy Wallace scored 15 points and Beatrice Mompremier added 13 for the Lady Bears (7-1), who never trailed.We definitely focused when it came to the games, Wallace said.And it showed.Kelsey Mitchell scored 17 points for Ohio State (5-2), and shot 5 for 20 before fouling out. The Buckeyes shot only 34 percent for the game, and were outrebounded 52-29.Kristy had a phenomenal tournament and very deserving of the award and all of that, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. But we cant do it alone. Our team defense was very good in this tournament.Baylor trailed for only 6:16 in the three games in the tournament, winning by an average of 30.3 points. Ohio State was the third team ranked No. 9 or better Baylor has already played this season.Baylor scored the games first nine points and clamped down defensively against an Ohio State team that came into Sunday averaging 89 points per game. The Buckeyes shot just 28 percent in the first half, going into the break trailing 38-25.Much of that stemmed from how difficult the Lady Bears made life for Mitchell.Wallace drew the defensive assignment on the Ohio State star, and with some help she was able to keep her in check.Mitchells only points in the first 23 minutes came on a pair of layups. She missed nine consecutive shots over one 16-minute stretch, including back-to-back ones in the second quarter where she got a step on Wallace -- but had her tries at the rim swatted emphatically away by the 6-foot-4 Mompremier, part of Baylors huge corps of rim protectors.Hey, theyve got a really good basketball team, Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff said. Credit to them. We didnt have our best day in large part due to them. I thought we played hard, but we just didnt execute well enough.BIG PICTUREOhio State: Kiara Lewis and Sierra Calhoun each scored 12 for the Buckeyes. ... Shayla Cooper added 11 for Ohio State, which was outscored 48-26 in the paint. ... The Buckeyes missed their final nine shots going into intermission.Baylor: It was a rare off-shooting night for Kalani Brown, who came in leading the nation this season at 79 percent. She shot 5 for 12 and scored 11 points. ... Nina Davis added 10 for the Bears.LATE SWINGThe third quarter ended about as well as Baylor could have wanted.Makayla Watermans 3-point try was long with 5 seconds left, Baylors Alexis Prince grabbed the rebound and got the ball upcourt to Khadijiah Cave -- whose layup just beat the buzzer, gave the Lady Bears a 62-46 lead and had Mulkey firing a fist into the air to celebrate.TOURNEY WRAPUPIn earlier matchups Sunday:- No. 18 DePaul made 19 3-pointers to roll past No. 11 Syracuse 108-84 in the third-place game.- George Washington topped Western Kentucky 68-49 for fifth place.- The seventh-place matchup went to Kent State, a 77-64 winner over Florida Gulf Coast.UP NEXTOhio State: Host No. 21 Miami on Thursday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Baylor: Host Abilene Christian on Thursday, the first meeting between the programs. 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SYDNEY -- As he approaches another Australian Open at Royal Sydney, Adam Scott isnt thinking about the lead he held for 71 holes.Its just the one hole that haunts him.After opening with a course-record 10-under-par 62 in 2013, Scott led the Australian Open until a bogey at the last hole which allowed Rory McIlroy to finish over the top and claim the Stonehaven Cup.I certainly feel like Id like to get a win here at Royal Sydney after what happened a few years ago, Scott said Wednesday, on the eve of the 2016 tournament. That burns a little.Scott won the Australian Masters and the Australian PGA in 2013, the same year he won his only major at Augusta National, and was ever-so-close to winning the three biggest titles on the Australasian tour and matching the feat only ever previously achieved by Robert Allenby in 2005.He hasnt added to his majors since, but doesnt believe hes far off despite a 2016 that petered out after a strong start.After having a great start to the year and winning two events in a row, and having a couple of second-place finishes before that, the expectations naturally go up for the year, Scott said. You think youre going to storm through and have a career year and a memorable year; but it didnt quite happen.The 36-year-old Australian admitted his 2016 season was a bit lean after the great start.I was a llittle disappointed with that, but my standard of golf is still high and I now just need to capitalize on that; hopefully here this week. Josh Kline Jersey. cott finished in a tie for second last year with Jordan Spieth, who is returning to the Australian Open for the third straight year after winning on his first try in 2014.Spieths two previous Opens were at The Australian course, and he has spent time this week familiarizing himself with Royal Sydney.Hes got a very mature head on his shoulders, so hell figure it out, Scott said. But just having played here a fair bit over the years, I feel very comfortable. I might have a little bit of an advantage in that sense.Spieth has identified his course-record round to win the 2014 Australian Open as part of a career turning point. He went on to win two majors and rise to No. 1 in the rankings.The American, now ranked 5th, is coming off a six-week break from competitive golf and is confident the rest while only help in his pursuit of another Australian title.Jhonattan Vegas is one of the other international stars in the field, which includes high-profile Australians Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley and Allenby. Matt Jones is not defending the title he won in 2015. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '