Griner, Baylor race to 24th straight victory


Associated Press

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 30 points and No. 1 Baylor celebrated a Big 12 title already in hand with dozens of former players in the stands for a 67-47 victory against Texas on Saturday.

Griner outscored the Longhorns by herself in the first half, finishing with 20 of the Lady Bears’ 30 points, nine of their 22 rebounds and four of six blocks.

Baylor (26-1, 15-0 Big 12) finished the first half with an 11-2 run for a 30-16 lead in its 24th consecutive victory. The Lady Bears extended a pair of record streaks to 54 straight home wins and 37 in a row in conference. All three streaks are currently the longest in the nation.

No. 3 CONNECTICUT 90,

SETON HALL 30

STORRS, Conn. — Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help Connecticut bounce back from its loss to Baylor.

Breanna Stewart added 16 points for the Huskies (25-2, 12-1 Big East), who earned their 400th Big East win under head coach Geno Auriemma.

SOUTH FLORIDA 68,

No. 21 SYRACUSE 66

TAMPA, Fla. — Andrea Smith scored 18 points, Andrell Smith had 16 and Akila McDonald’s only basket provided the winning margin for South Florida, which got its second consecutive win over a ranked team. The Bulls (19-7, 8-5 Big East) beat No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night and have won three straight.

No. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 83, OKLAHOMA 62

STILLWATER, Okla. — Toni Young recorded her fourth straight double-double and reached a rebounding milestone in Oklahoma State’s victory.

Young had 17 points, her 34th straight game scoring in double figures, and 12 rebounds, which gave her 1,004 in her career. She became the third Cowgirl to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

No. 25 GREEN BAY 80,

VALPARIASO 38

GREEN BAY, Wis— Megan Lukan scored 22 points and Green Bay defeated Valparaiso to win its 17th game in a row.

 

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