Griner's triple-double powers Baylor women past West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Brittney Griner recorded her first triple-double in more than two years and top-ranked Baylor (28-1, 17-0 Big 12) built a big early lead in defeating West Virginia 80-49 on Saturday night.

Baylor's Brittney Griner (right) works against West Virginia's Ayana Dunning. Griner had a triple-double.  DAVID SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAVID SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baylor's Brittney Griner (right) works against West Virginia's Ayana Dunning. Griner had a triple-double.

The largest crowd ever for a women’s game at West Virginia saw Griner finish with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. It was her fifth career triple-double, but the first since November 2010.

Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (17-11, 9-8) with 14 points.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 92,

PROVIDENCE 57

In Providence, R.I., Skylar Diggins scored 28 points and No. 2 Notre Dame clinched a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with a rout of Providence.

Kayla McBride added 24 points and Natalie Achonwa chipped in 14 for the Irish (27-1, 15-0 Big East) who extended their winning streak to 22 games.

Symone Roberts had 22 points for Providence (7-21, 2-13), which has lost six in a row.

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 85,

SOUTH FLORIDA 51

In Tampa, Fla., Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 as Connecticut (27-2, 14-1) tuned up for a Big East rematch with Notre Dame by racing past South Florida (19-9, 8-7).

NO. 4 STANFORD 72, WASHINGTON STATE 50

In Pullman, Wash., Chiney Ogwumike had 28 points and 13 rebounds to help Stanford (28-2, 17-1) clinch a share of the Pac-12 conference title with a win over Washington State (10-19, 6-12).

NO. 6 CALIFORNIA 78, WASHINGTON 50

In Seattle, Talia Caldwell made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 22 points, and No. 6 California claimed a share of the Pac-12 Conference regular season title for the first time in school history with a win over Washington (19-10, 11-7).

VILLANOVA 77,

NO. 22 SYRACUSE 75 (3OT)

In Syracuse, N.Y., Laura Sweeny scored a season-high 29 points and Rachel Roberts added 20 to help Villanova upset Syracuse in triple overtime.

NO. 21 GREEN BAY 67,

ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 36

In Chicago, Sarah Eichler scored 16 points, Lydia Bauer added 13 and Green Bay steamrolled Illinois-Chicago for its 19th consecutive victory.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 61,

NO. 23 IOWA STATE 58

In Fort Worth, Texas, Zahna Medley scored 18 points and Texas Christian (9-19, 2-15 Big 12) upset Iowa State (20-7, 11-6).


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