The Lady Bears (32-0) move into Friday’s semifinal against Kansas State. Against the Lady Raiders (19-13), they built a 24-point halftime lead and kept up the pressure in the second half.
Griner is sixth in the nation in scoring with 23.8 points per game and the junior center leads the country in blocked shots with 5.1 for top-ranked Baylor, which is 31-0 so far.
The top-seeded Lady Bears can reach 40 wins with three in the league tournament in Kansas City and six more in the NCAA tournament.
Griner is having another All-America season. But the 6-foot-8 junior isn’t the only reason the Lady Bears (30-0) can wrap up their first undefeated regular season Saturday against Iowa State.
The top-ranked Baylor remained perfect this season by beating Oklahoma State 83-51 on Wednesday night.
Baylor All-American Brittney Griner is among 21 finalists for the U.S. women’s basketball team that will compete at the London Olympics.
The Lady Bears (24-0) are the only remaining undefeated men’s or women’s team in major college basketball. They have won a school-record 36 consecutive home games.
No. 1 Baylor hopes to extend its winning streak and avenge one of its three losses last season when the Lady Bears visit No. 17 Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the sixth straight week after beating Missouri and Iowa State.
With a sense of relief and exhilaration, Odyssey Sims slung the ball high into the air as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Brittney Griner scored 26 points as No. 1 Baylor beat sixth-ranked Tennessee 76-67 on Sunday for its second win of the young season over a Top 10 opponent.
The Lady Bears received 35 of the 40 first place ballots Monday in the first regular season poll after winning their two games this week by an average of 57 points.