Baylor women behind Griner's double-double

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WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots, as top-ranked Baylor beat Big 12 newcomer West Virginia 76-58 on Saturday night.

Baylor's Brittney Griner almost had a triple-double in the Bears' victory over West Virginia but settled for a double-double.  TONY GUTIERREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
TONY GUTIERREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baylor's Brittney Griner almost had a triple-double in the Bears' victory over West Virginia but settled for a double-double.

Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), which won its record 28th consecutive regular season conference game. The Lady Bears have also won 49 games in a row at the Ferrell Center, the nation’s longest active home winning streak.

Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (11-6, 3-3) with 22 points. Taylor Palmer scored 17.

After West got a 3-pointer from Palmer 22 seconds into the game, Baylor responded with a 20-2 run. By the first media timeout only 5 minutes into the game, the Lady Bears had already surged ahead 15-5.

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 87,

SYRACUSE 62

In Hartford, Conn., Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 25 points to lead Connecticut over Syracuse, handing the upstart Orange just their second loss of the season.

Dolson, who hit nine of her 17 shots, also became the 36th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points for her career.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis also had 25 points and freshman Breanna Stewart, who grew up in Syracuse, added 20 for the Huskies (16-1, 4-1 Big East).

Freshmen Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes had 11 and 10 points respectively to lead Syracuse (15-2, 3-1).

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 69,

TEXAS 56

In Norman, Okla., Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points and Oklahoma (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) defeated Texas (7-10, 0-6).

Joanna McFarland scored 15 points and Nicole Griffin scored 10 for the Sooners, who never trailed in bouncing back from an 82-61 loss to No. 24 Iowa State on Tuesday.

Chassidy Fussell led Texas with 21 points and nine rebounds.

TEXAS TECH 70,

NO. 23 KANSAS 63

In Lubbock, Texas, Chynna Brown scored 20 points and Casey Morris added 16 to lead Texas Tech (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) past Kansas (11-5, 2-3).

Chelsea Gardner scored 18 points to lead the Jay­hawks. Monica Engelman added 12 and Carolyn Davis had 11.


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