Although Lauren Cox helped the Baylor Bears women’s basketball team win a championship title, it came at the cost of a knee ligament injury diagnosed after the one-point win over Notre Dame.
According to Sports Illustrated, the injury won’t require surgery, yet doctors are unsure how soon she can play again. The magazine said Cox “raised the trophy with tears in her eyes.”
It was a disappointing end to an otherwise strong season for the Bears, a team the 6-foot-4 guard joined after graduating from Flower Mound High School in Texas. In high school, ESPN HoopGurlz gave her the No. 1 spot overall among girls’ basketball players her senior year.
In college, Cox has averaged 13.4 minutes per game and a 74 percent free-throw rate over her three-year career with the Bears, as her team profile states.
Back on Nov. 23, 2018, she single-handedly scored 28 points in a game against South Dakota State, and scored 11 field goals (three of them 3-pointers) in the same contest. She made nine of 11 free-throws against Kansas State on March 10.