NORMAN, Okla. — Brittney Griner scored 15 points, tied her season-high with 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Baylor to its 25th consecutive victory, 86-64 Monday night against Oklahoma.
After sitting out the last 11½ minutes of the first half with two fouls, Griner returned and hit the first two baskets in a 10-0 run that pushed the Lady Bears’ lead out to 47-30. Baylor (27-1, 16-0 Big 12) led by at least 12 the rest of the way,
Griner moved past Connecticut’s Maya Moore into fourth in career scoring in women’s basketball. Only Jackie Stiles, of Missouri State, Patricia Hoskins ,of Mississippi Valley State, and Lorri Bauman, of Drake, have more than Griner’s 3,045 points.
Aaryn Ellenberg had 19 points to lead Oklahoma (19-9, 9-7). Morgan Hook had 15 points and nine turnovers. The Sooners’ two post players, Nicole Griffin and Joanna McFarland, combined to go 4 for 23 from the field.
AP POLL: Baylor remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the eight consecutive week.
Baylor received all 40 first-place votes for the first time since returning to the top spot.
The first seven stayed unchanged with Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford and Duke following Baylor.
Cal rallied from a 17-point deficit against Oregon State on Sunday to remain sixth. Penn State, Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky round out the first 10.
A week after falling out of the Top 25, Iowa State came back in at No. 23. Oklahoma State fell out for the first time this season.