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.
The women’s basketball season gets underway Friday with 14 ranked games, including No. 1 Baylor and second-ranked Notre Dame hosting home games in the preseason WNIT.
Griner, the 6-foot-8 standout going into her junior season, played this summer with the pros as the only college player on the U.S. national team that toured Europe.
Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Destiny Williams added 18 to lead Baylor to an 86-53 victory over Kansas State that sent the Lady Bears to the Big 12 tournament finals.
Top-seed Baylor (29-2) had a dominant first half Wednesday, building a 43-19 lead at the break. The Lady Bears will meet the winner of the Kansas State-Iowa State game.