Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Brittney Griner registered 30 points, 11 rebounds
and five blocks to lead No. 1 Baylor to a 67-47 win over Texas on Saturday.
Griner was honored before the game for becoming the eighth Division I woman
with 3,000 career points and moved up to fifth on the all-time list. She also
became the first player to record 700 career blocks and has at least one block
in 76 straight games.
Odyssey Sims had 15 points and six assists and Kimetria Hayden added 11 points
for the Lady Bears (26-1, 15-0 Big 12), who have already clinched their third
consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.
Chassidy Fussell had a team-high 16 points for the Longhorns (10-16, 3-12),
who have lost five of their past six games. Imani McGee-Stafford had nine
points and 11 rebounds in defeat.
Baylor started the game with a 7-0 run in the first two minutes, before Texas
responded with the next six points.
After that, it was all Baylor. The Lady Bears went on a 12-2 surge, with
Griner scoring 10 points during the swing, and Baylor was up 19-8 with just
over nine minutes to go.
By halftime, Baylor extended its lead to 30-16. Griner scored 20 points in
the first half alone.
Griner continued to dominate, scoring eight points in the first five minutes
of the second half.
The Longhorns attempted a comeback and Fussell scored six unanswered points
to cut the deficit to 48-35 with 11:10 left in regulation. However, it wasn't
enough as they went 5-of-13 for the rest of the game.
Baylor held Texas to 35.1 percent shooting and forced 23 turnovers in the
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