Baylor University women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey blasts sexual assault scandal

Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey gave an emotional speech on Saturday defending the Waco, Texas, university despite the fact that the campus is currently involved in an ongoing sexual assault scandal.

Mulkey clinched her 500th career win on Saturday and snagged a microphone after the big game to address the crowd and talk about the widespread allegations and reports of sexual assaults at Baylor, many of them by football players.

She suggested that "If somebody is around you and they ever say 'I will never send my daughter to Baylor,' you knock them right in the face." The comment received tons of cheers from the crowd.

She continued:

"Because these kids are on this campus. I work here. My daughter went to school here. And it's the best damn school in America."

Mulkey was also supposed to be talking about her outgoing senior athletes during her speech, but she took a different note throughout. Her comments have been largely met with criticism as many pointed out that the storied coach is missing a bigger message -- that violence on campus is not okay.

At least 31 Baylor football players allegedly committed 52 acts of rape over 3 years, beginning in 2015. At least 125 Baylor students have reported being sexually assaulted in that period, apart from the football program, sources have said.

Mulkey addressed her comments in a press conference after the game and said that people just "don't know what they're talking about" and she's "tired of hearing it" because it's a "great institution." Listen to her full remarks below:

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WACO, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey looks on during the women's basketball game between Baylor and Oklahoma State on February 18, 2017, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 25: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor Bears instructs her team against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half on January 25, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 25: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor Bears instructs her team against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half on January 25, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 04: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey talks to Baylor Bears forward Dekeiya Cohen (1) during a game between the Baylor Lady Bears and Tennessee Lady Volunteers on December 4, 2016, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Baylor defeated the Lady Vols 88-66. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 04: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey giving her team instructions during a game between the Baylor Lady Bears and Tennessee Lady Volunteers on December 4, 2016, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Baylor defeated the Lady Vols 88-66. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
STORRS, CONNECTICUT- NOVEMBER 17: Baylor Head coach Kim Mulkey on the sideline during her sides loss during the UConn Huskies Vs Baylor Bears NCAA Women's Basketball game at Gampel Pavilion, on November 17th, 2016 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
09 MAR 2015: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey during the NCAA Big 12 Women's basketball championship game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas Longhorns at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Baylor defeats Texas 75-64. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
STORRS, CONNECTICUT- NOVEMBER 17: Baylor Head coach Kim Mulkey reacts on the sideline during her sides loss during the UConn Huskies Vs Baylor Bears NCAA Women's Basketball game at Gampel Pavilion, on November 17th, 2016 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
07 MAR 2015: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey during the NCAA Big 12 Women's basketball tournament game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
07 MAR 2015: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey during the NCAA Big 12 Women's basketball tournament game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 06: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor Bears reacts after a play against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half on January 6, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
WACO, TX - DECEMBER 18: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey looks on against the Mississippi Lady Rebels on December 18, 2013 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey gives referee Maj Forsberg a piece of her mind during the first half against the Connecticut Huskies at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, Monday, February 18, 2013. Baylor defeated UConn, 76-70. (John Woike/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images)
WACO, TX - DECEMBER 12: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor University Bears yells at her team as they play against the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles on December 12, 2012 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey talks to the press during the women's Big 12 basketball media day at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, October 25, 2012. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 13: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor University Bears looks on against the University of Kentucky Wildcats on November 13, 2012 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 03: Odyssey Sims #0 of the Baylor Bears celebrates with head coach Kim Mulkey after they won 80-61 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the National Final game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey and Baylor Bears guard Kimetria Hayden during the second half of play against the Stanford Cardinals in Women's 2012 Final Four action at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO Sunday April 1, 2012. AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post (Photo By AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 03: Head coach Kim Mulkey of the Baylor Bears reacts as she coaches in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the National Final game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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