No. 1 Lady Bears roll behind Brittney Griner

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WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner had 26 points and had 13 rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor rout Kansas 86-45 on Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-8 senior moved into 10th all-time on the Division I scoring list passing Penn State great Kelly Mazzante. Griner has 2,929 points in her career.

Brooklyn Pope and Odyssey Sims each added 13 for Baylor (21-1, 11-0 Big 12) while Kimetria Hayden had 11 points.

Cece Harper had 11 points and Asia Boyd scored 10 for Kansas (14-7, 5-5).

Griner, the Big 12 Conference’s all-time leading scorer, had 19 points in the first half. Baylor led 45-24 at the break and just blew Kansas away to open the second period.

Baylor opened the second half with a 22-5 run, with Pope scoring seven and Hayden hitting back-to-back layups.

After a Kansas turnover, Sims heaved a three-quarter court pass to Griner under the basket for an easy layup that gave Baylor a 68-29 lead with 13:11 to play.

NO. 23 OKLAHOMA 74,

KANSAS STATE 68

In Manhattan, Kan., Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 points to lead five Oklahoma players scoring in double figures as the Sooners (17-5, 7-3 Big 12) knocked off Kansas State (12-10, 3-7).

NO. 25 IOWA STATE 67,

TEXAS 48

In Austin, Texas, Anna Prins scored 19 points, Nikki Moody added 15 and Iowa State (16-5, 7-4) rolled to a victory at Big 12 Conference foe Texas (9-12, 2-8).


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