Griner scored the first four points in Wednesday night’s game at Texas Tech, giving her 2,837 for her career.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey struggles at times because her top-ranked Lady Bears are showing they can be better even without being perfect again.
Brittney Griner scored 24 points and top-ranked Baylor opened defense of its undefeated national championship with its 41st consecutive victory, 80-34 over Lamar on Friday.
With Brittney Griner and all the starters back from Baylor’s 40-0 season, the race in the Big 12 likely will be who finishes second behind the Lady Bears.
Brittney Griner is getting ready for her senior season at Baylor after a summer when she broke her wrist, got excited watching the Olympics and got an idea of where she might play next.
Defending national champion Baylor, with All-America center Brittney Griner returning from a 40-0 season, is the overwhelming pick to win the Big 12 again.
Obama, who helps coach his daughter Sasha’s youth basketball team, honored the Lady Bears’ 40-0 team at the White House.
The national champion Lady Bears, who were undefeated with the NCAA’s first 40-win season, are scheduled to meet with President Obama next Wednesday.
Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies at the annual ESPY awards show, including female athlete of the year .
The NCAA has put Baylor on three years of probation after a three-year investigation into hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent by basketball coaches to prep recruits.
The report lists a number of proposed penalties, including barring women’s coach Kim Mulkey from recruiting off campus in July and fewer scholarships for both programs.
With the 6-foot-8 superstar and the other four starters all coming back next year, the Lady Bears will be the heavy favorite to win another title, if not go unbeaten for a second straight year.