NCAA Womens Basketball
Brittney Griner scored 29 points and top-ranked Baylor routed undersized Kansas State 90-69 on Wednesday night for its 27th consecutive regular season Big 12 victory.
Medical conditions have prompted center Cokie Reed and guard Chelsea Bass to retire from the Texas women’s basketball team.
A’dia Mathies scored 23 points and No. 6 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to rally past No. 20 Texas A&M 65-62 Thursday night.
Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds as the third-ranked Lady Bears beat No. 5 Notre Dame 73-61 Wednesday night in a repeat of last season’s national championship game.
Baylor is again the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday after routing Lamar.
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.
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.
The University of Texas will honor former women’s coach Jody Conradt with a bronze statue inside the Longhorns’ basketball arena.
Obama, who helps coach his daughter Sasha’s youth basketball team, honored the Lady Bears’ 40-0 team at the White House.
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.
“I wanted (the title) because this is what our team wanted, and this is what we promised coach when we got here,” said Griner.
Baylor (39-0) can become the first NCAA team to win 40 games in a season with a victory over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.