KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Destiny Williams added 18 to lead No. 3 Baylor to an 86-53 victory over Kansas State that sent the Lady Bears to the Big 12 tournament finals.
Griner and Williams left the game midway through the second half with top-seeded Baylor (30-2) up by 30 points on the fourth-seeded Wildcats (21-10). The Lady Bears will meet the winner of the Texas A&M-Oklahoma semifinal.
Kelsey Hill led the Wildcats with 14 points.
It was the inside-outside combination of Griner and guard Odyssey Sims that sustained Baylor throughout the first half. Griner set the tone by posting up and hitting two short jumpers for the opening four points of the game.
Williams, coming off a career-high 21 points against Kansas, scored eight quick points early in the second half as the Lady Bears pulled away.
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