Lady Bears rout Longhorns

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WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 30 points and No. 1 Baylor celebrated a Big 12 title already in hand with dozens of former players in the stands for a 67-47 victory against Texas on Saturday.

Baylor's Brittney Griner shoots over Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford in the first half.   TONY GUTIERREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Baylor's Brittney Griner shoots over Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford in the first half.

Griner outscored the Longhorns (10-16, 3-12 Big 12) by herself in the first half, contributing with 20 of the Lady Bears’ 30 points. She finished with 11 rebounds and five blocks.

The Lady Bears (26-1, 15-0) extended a pair of record streaks to 54 consecutive home wins and 37 in a row in conference.

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 90, SETON HALL 30

In Storrs, Conn., Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help Connecticut bounce back from its loss to top-ranked Baylor (25-2, 12-1 Big East) with a rout of Seton Hall (9-18, 4-10).

The Huskies earned their 400th Big East win under coach Geno Auriemma.

SOUTH FLORIDA 68, NO. 21 SYRACUSE 66

In Tampa, Fla., Andrea Smith scored 18 points, and Akila McDonald’s only basket helped South Florida (19-7, 8-5 Big East) upset Syracuse (22-4, 10-3).

NO. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 83, OKLAHOMA 62

In Stillwater, Okla., Toni Young had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Oklahoma State (19-7, 8-7 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma (19-8, 9-6).

NO. 25 GREEN BAY 80, VALPARIASO 38

In Green Bay,, Wis. Megan Luken scored 22 points and Green Bay (22-2, 12-0 Horizon) defeated Valparaiso (9-16, 4-8) to win its 17th game in a row.

ST. JOHN’S 61, RUTGERS 48

In New York, Nadirah McKenith scored 21 points and Briana Brown added 13 to lead St. John’s (15-10, 9-4) over Rutgers (14-12, 5-8 Big East), denying C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory.


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