Baylor Lady Bears
Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor could have a few repeats while trying to repeat as national championship.
The Lady Bears were the top choice for the final 11 weeks of the season and received all 40 first-place votes for the fourth straight week.
Brittney Griner had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor held off a furious late charge by Oklahoma State for a 77-69 victory in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Sunday.
Brittney Griner strolled up the court with coach Kim Mulkey hollering from the sideline: “Score first, pass second.” Griner was just in a passing sort of mood Saturday.
For all the highlights and dunks that Brittney Griner has had in four seasons for Baylor, she saved one of her best performances for her last regular-season game.
Baylor remained first in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for a ninth straight week, while Toledo entered the Top 25 for the first time since 2001.
Her fifth career triple-double did little to coax some excitement out of Brittney Griner. Not when there’s still a month left in top-ranked Baylor’s pursuit of a second straight national championship.
Brittney Griner scored 15 points, tied her season-high with 15 rebounds, and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Baylor to its 25th straight victory, 86-64 Monday night against Oklahoma.
Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor withstood their first serious challenge in two months. Coach Kim Mulkey hopes it will prepare them for the important games ahead.
Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes and No. 1 Baylor clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title with a 78-45 victory against TCU on Saturday.
Baylor senior standout Brittney Griner was constantly surrounded and bumped by multiple Texas Tech defenders, even taking an elbow that was called a flagrant foul.
The Baylor Lady Bears remain at the top of The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for a sixth straight week after two more easy Big 12 wins over Kansas and Texas.