Lady Bears cruise on off day by star

  • Follow College

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Top-ranked Baylor proved Saturday it has more than just Brittney Griner.

Baylor's Odyssey Sims (left) loses control of the ball as Texas A&M's Adrienne Pratcher defends during the first half. Sims had a season-high 26 points as the top-ranked Lady Bears rolled to the Big 12 title.  JEFF TUTTLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JEFF TUTTLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baylor's Odyssey Sims (left) loses control of the ball as Texas A&M's Adrienne Pratcher defends during the first half. Sims had a season-high 26 points as the top-ranked Lady Bears rolled to the Big 12 title.

Odyssey Sims had a season-high 26 points to help make up for an off day by her All-American teammate, and the Lady Bears rolled to a 73-50 victory over No. 23 Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.

Griner finished with a season-low 11 points and three rebounds.

The Lady Bears (34-0) wrapped up their second consecutive title and fourth overall by beating the Aggies for the third time this year.

Sydney Carter had 12 points for Texas A&M (22-10).

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP

NO. 2 STANFORD 77, CALIFORNIA 62

In Los Angeles, Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 29 points, Chiney Ogwumike added 17 and Stanford (31-1) rolled to the Pac-12 Tournament title over California (24-9), extending its winning streak to a school-record 28 games.

The Cardinal won their ninth tournament title while improving to 30-2 in the event that began in 2002. It was their 78th consecutive victory against a Pac-12 opponent.

NO. 7 DELAWARE 66,

UNC WILMINGTON 39

In Upper Marlboro, Md., Elena Delle Donne scored 11 of her 15 points in the decisive first half and Delaware (29-1) routed UNC Wilmington (20-12) to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association championship game.

BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP

IDAHO STATE 49,

NORTHERN COLORADO 46

In Pocatello, Idaho, Chelsea Pickering and Ashleigh Vella scored 12 points apiece to lead Idaho State (24-7) over Northern Colorado (20-11) in the Big Sky Tournament championship game for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

UC SANTA BARBARA 63,

LONG BEACH STATE 54

In Anaheim, Calif., Kirsten Tilleman scored 10 of her 16 points in the second half and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading UC Santa Barbara (17-15) past Long Beach State (14-18) and giving the Gauchos the Big West Tournament title.

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP

TEXAS-EL PASO 69, TULANE 65

In Memphis, Tenn., Gloria Brown scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, keying a rally by Texas-El Paso as the Miners (29-3) won the Conference USA Tournament over Tulane (22-10) and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

It is the top-seeded Miners first conference tournament title in the program’s history.

MID-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

EASTERN MICHIGAN 72, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 71

In Cleveland, Paige Redditt’s layup with 1.5 seconds left gave Eastern Michigan a win over Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

MEAC CHAMPIONSHIP

HAMPTON 54, HOWARD 53

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Jericka Jenkins hit the go-ahead free throw with 1:20 left and Hampton (26-4) claimed its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, holding on to beat Howard (24-8) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.

MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

SAN DIEGO STATE 57, NEW MEXICO 43

In Las Vegas, Courtney Clements scored 16 points and top-seeded San Diego State (25-6) warmed up after a slow start to beat seventh-seeded New Mexico (11-20) and claim the Mountain West Conference Tournament title.

PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

NAVY 57, HOLY CROSS 48

In Annapolis, Md., Jade Geif scored 22 points, and Navy (18-13)
used a strong defensive effort to beat Holy Cross (18-14) in the Patriot League title game and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tourna­ment.

SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP

PRAIRIE VIEW 63, ALCORN STATE 50

In Garland, Texas, Latia Williams scored 24 points, including nine in row to put Prairie View ahead to stay as the Lady Panthers (17-15) rallied past Alcorn State (14-20) to win their second consecutive Southwestern Conference Tournament championship and earn an NCAA Tournament berth.

WAC CHAMPIONSHIP

FRESNO STATE 89, LOUISIANA TECH 61

In Las Vegas, Rosie Moult hit six of Fresno State’s tournament record 15 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, and the Bulldogs (28-5)
claimed their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance with a win over Louisiana Tech (17-15) in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament final.


Top headlines

Scots reject independence in historic vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.
Search Augusta jobs