Bears cruise to road win over Cowgirls

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Brittney Griner had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Kimetria Hayden scored a season-high 20 points and top-ranked Baylor remained perfect this season by beating Oklahoma State 83-52 on Wednesday night.

The Bears (26-0, 13-0 Big 12) easily avoided an upset in an arena that’s been unfriendly at times over the years. Baylor had a losing record in Stillwater coming into the game and had teams ranked in the top 5 lose at Oklahoma State twice in the past four years.

Griner made sure there was no chance for history to repeat itself, making 11 of 17 shots and also blocking six on the other end. Hayden provided only the second 20-point game of her career, with the other coming against the Cowgirls two years ago in her first career start.

Taylor Schippers led Oklahoma State (13-9, 5-8) with 11 points.


In Durham, N.C., Tricia Liston scored 17 points to help Duke beat Virginia Tech.

Chelsea Gray added 15 points as the Blue Devils (22-3) improved to 13-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play for the fifth time in program history.

Aerial Wilson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead Virginia Tech (7-19, 3-10).


In Morgantown, W.Va., Christal Caldwell scored 16 points and Asya Bussie had a double-double as West Virginia beat its second ranked team this week, defeating Rutgers.

West Virginia (19-6, 9-3 Big East Conference) beat then No. 2-ranked Notre Dame 65-63 on Sunday.

Bussie finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers who won the rebounding battle 41-31.

Monique Oliver had 14 points to lead Rutgers (17-7, 6-6). Khadijah Rushdan added 13.

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