KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Odyssey Sims and Brittney Griner made it easy for No. 1 Baylor to move into the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Sims scored 18 points and Griner had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to power the Lady Bears to a 72-48 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals Thursday, leaving Baylor (32-0) eight wins away from their goal of a perfect season and a national championship.
Griner dominated inside and Sims came through with four three-pointers. The Lady Bears move into today’s semifinals against Kansas State.
Against the Lady Raiders (19-13), Baylor built a 24-point halftime lead and kept up the pressure in the second half.
Monique Smalls led Texas Tech with 11 points.
NO. 2 STANFORD 76,
In Los Angeles, Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 18 points to help Stanford (29-1) beat Washington (17-13) and advance to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Younger sister Chiney Ogwumike had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Bonnie Samuelson scored 11 points on three 3-pointers for the top-seeded Cardinal, who pulled away after halftime in their first game following a first-round bye.
Stanford is looking for a ninth consecutive conference tournament title. The Cardinal will play today against Arizona State.
NO. 22 TEXAS A&M 78.
In Kansas City, Mo., Alexia Standish scored 25 points, including 6 of 9 3-pointers, and Texas A&M pulled away late in the second half to handle Kansas, advancing to the Big 12 Tournament semifinals.
The Aggies scored 11 unanswered points that concluded with 3:24 remaining to transform an eight-point advantage into a 73-54 cushion.
Kansas got no closer than 15 for the remainder and lost by the same margin.
Sydney Carter scored 18 points and Kelsey Bone added 16 for the Aggies; both players grabbed seven rebounds apiece.
Angel Goodrich led Kansas with 21 points to compliment nine assists.