NEW YORK — Brittney Griner had 17 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to help No. 1 Baylor beat St. John’s 73-59 on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn Pope scored 19 points to lead the Lady Bears (10-0), who have a showdown with No. 2 Connecticut onSunday. It’s the second consecutive season they have met as the top two teams in the AP poll. The Huskies edged the Lady Bears in Hartford last season by a point. Baylor struggled early on against St. John’s and was trailing 36-30 early in the second half before finally taking over.
Eugeneia McPherson scored 23 points to lead St. John’s (5-5), which wouldn’t get within seven the rest of the way.
NO. 5 MARYLAND 78, GEORGE MASON 50
In Fairfax, Va., Alyssa Thomas had 18 points to lead four players in double figures for Maryland.
Laurin Mincy scored 15 points, Lynetta Kizer added 14 and Anjale Barrett 13 for the Terrapins (11-0).
NO. 6 DUKE 93, SOUTH CAROLINA-UPSTATE 35
In Durham, N.C., Elizabeth Williams scored 22 points on 10 of 10 shooting to lead four players in double figures for Duke.
Haley Peters added 17 points for Duke (7-2), which was coming off a 72-65 loss to No. 10 Kentucky.
Chloe Wells had 11 points and reserve Kathleen Scheer added 10.
NO. 7 TENNESSEE 84, NO. 20 DEPAUL 61
In New York, Glory Johnson scored 16 points and Cierra Burdick added 15 to lead Tennessee in the Maggie Dixon Classic.
Shekinna Stricklen added 12 points, and Alicia Manning had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Vols (5-2).
NO. 8 TEXAS A&M 68, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 53
In Fort Worth, Texas, Adaora Elonu had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Tyra White also scored 15 points to lead Texas A&M.
Kelsey Bone chipped in 10 points for the Aggies (7-2) as the defending national champions snapped a two-game skid in the finale of a five-game road trip.
NO. 10 KENTUCKY 101, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 43
In Lexington, Ky., Bria Goss scored 19 points for Kentucky in a tuneup before the Wildcats face third-ranked Notre Dame on Dec. 18.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 75, NO. 12 PURDUE 62
In Mount Pleasant, Mich., Brandie Baker scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and freshmen Crystal Bradford and Jessica Green each added 14 points for Central Michigan.
NO. 17 PENN STATE 76, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 51
In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 20 points and Nikki Greene added 14 for Penn State.
NO. 18 NORTH CAROLINA 93, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 77
In Chapel Hill, Chay Shegog tied a career high with 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina.
NO. 19 GEORGETOWN 59, GEORGE WASHINGTON 50
In Washington, Sugar Rodgers had 18 points and six steals to lead Georgetown to its eighth consecutive victory.
NO. 22 DELAWARE 70, WAKE FOREST 57
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Elena Delle Donne, the nation’s leading scorer, had 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead Delaware.
NO. 24 OKLAHOMA 72, WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE 50
In Norman, Okla., Whitney Hand scored 17 points and matched her season high with 10 rebounds to help Oklahoma snap a three-game losing streak.
SOUTH CAROLINA 72, FURMAN 33
In Columbia, guard Markeshia Grant scored 14 of her career-high 22 points in the first eight minutes of the game, setting the tone for South Carolina.
GEORGIA TECH 58, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 47
In Murfreesboro, Tenn., senior Sasha Goodlett scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half as Georgia Tech overcame a three-point halftime deficit to win.