NCAA Womens Basketball
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.
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.
School officials announced Tuesday that the sixth-ranked Bears’ game on Wednesday night against No. 7 Kansas is sold out, as is Saturday’s game in the Ferrell Center when the No. 1 Lady Bears host No. 15 Texas A&M.
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.
Tyra White had 20 points and Kelsey Bone added 18 points to lead No. 9 Texas A&M to a 75-58 win over Oklahoma on Sunday.
No. 8 Texas A&M, the defending national champion, has made a habit of following Jim Valvano’s motto: “Don’t ever give up.”
Chassidy Fussell scored 15 points to lead No. 24 Texas over Hawaii 71-50 on Sunday night in the final round of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
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.