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.
Griner outscored the Longhorns by herself in the first half, finishing with 20 of the Lady Bears’ 30 points, nine of their 22 rebounds and four of six blocks.
Baylor (26-1, 15-0 Big 12) finished the first half with an 11-2 run for a 30-16 lead in its 24th consecutive victory. The Lady Bears extended a pair of record streaks to 54 straight home wins and 37 in a row in conference. All three streaks are currently the longest in the nation.
Chassidy Fussell led Texas (10-16, 3-12) with 16 points but was just 7 of 20 from the field with six turnovers.
STORRS, Conn. — Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help Connecticut bounce back from its loss to Baylor with a rout of Seton Hall.
The pair also both reached the 1,000-point plateau for their careers.
Breanna Stewart added 16 points for the Huskies (25-2, 12-1 Big East), who earned their 400th Big East win under head coach Geno Auriemma.
The win was the 29th straight for the Huskies over Seton Hall, and the 44th in 45 meetings.
TAMPA, Fla. — Andrea Smith scored 18 points, Andrell Smith had 16 and Akila McDonald’s only basket provided the winning margin as South Florida upset Syracuse.
It was the second consecutive win over a ranked team by the Bulls (19-7, 8-5 Big East), who beat No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night and have won three straight.
The Orange (22-4, 10-3) had a six-game winning streak snapped.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Toni Young recorded her fourth straight double-double and reached a rebounding milestone in Oklahoma State’s victory over Oklahoma.
Young had 17 points, her 34th straight game scoring in double figures, and 12 rebounds, which gave her 1,004 in her career. She became the third Cowgirl to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Kendra Suttles led the Cowgirls (19-7, 8-7 Big 12) with 19 points, Liz Donohoe had 18 and Tiffany Bias scored 17. Oklahoma State outrebounded Oklahoma 49-36.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Megan Luken scored 22 points and Green Bay defeated Valparaiso to win its 17th game in a row.
Sarah Eichler scored 13 and Breannah Ranger had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix (22-2, 12-0 Horizon), who last lost on Dec. 5 at Central Michigan.