WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 19 points and helped give coach Kim Mulkey her 300th career win in No. 1 Baylor’s 91-31 win over Chattanooga on Sunday in the second round of the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
While Mulkey downplayed the milestone, her players did not.
They lifted the coach to their shoulders as the win was acknowledged by Baylor’s public address announcer.
“How do you fight them coming to lift you? I tried initially, but then it’s like you just give up on, and I gave up on it,” Mulkey said.
“But that was kind of those girls."
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 99, INDIANA STATE 34
In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 16 points and Notre Dame placed six players in double figures in a victory over Indiana State in the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
NO. 3 TENNESSEE 89, PEPPERDINE 57
In Knoxville, Ten., Glory Johnson had 17 points and 13 rebounds as Tennessee held off Pepperdine in both teams’ season opener.
NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 77, HOLY CROSS 37
In Storrs, Conn., Bria Hartley scored 17 points and Tiffany Hayes added 16 as UConn opened its season, with a rout of Holy Cross.
NO. 5 STANFORD 76, GONZAGA 61
In Stanford, Calif., Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 33 points and 18 rebounds in leading Stanford past Gonzaga.
Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points for the Cardinal (2-0), who extended their home winning streak to 64, now in its fifth season.
NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 73, MISSOURI STATE 64
In Springfield, Mo., Cierra Warren shot 8 for 8 and scored 18 points to help Louisville beat Missouri State.
The Cardinals went on a 16-7 run late in the second half to seal the win.