SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds, three other Baylor players scored in double figures and the third-ranked Lady Bears beat No. 5 Notre Dame 73-61 Wednesday night in a repeat of last season's national championship game.
The Fighting Irish could do little to slow Griner, who was 10 of 16 from the floor. The Lady Bears (7-1), with all five starters back from the team that went 40-0 last season, used a 10-0 run late in the second half to pull away.
The Irish (5-1), with just two starters back, were simply no match, especially with All-America senior Skylar Diggins struggling on 4-of-19 shooting — with rapper Lil Wayne sitting courtside to cheer her on in the second half.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Waltiea Rolle scored 24 points and Xylina McDaniel had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead North Carolina over Radford.
Krista Gross, who ranks second in the ACC in rebounding, pulled down a career-high 17 for the Tar Heels, who bounced back from a 102-57 loss to No. 14 Tennessee on Sunday.
UNC (8-1) opened on an 11-2 run, and after Jordynn Gaymon's jumper cut the deficit to 13-4, the Tar Heels scored the next eight points to lead 21-4 with 4:19 left in the first half.
OMAHA, Neb. — Reserve Marissa Janning scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, to lead Creighton over Nebraska.
McKenzie Fujan added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-2), who shot 56.3 percent (27 of 48).
The Bluejays, who earned their first victory over a ranked opponent since a 75-71 win over Illinois State in Feb. 2008, led 36-27 at the break and held off Nebraska in the second half after Lindsey Moore knocked down a 3-pointer with 12:49 left to cut Creighton's lead to 43-40.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State.
Boynton's layup with 8:57 left gave the Gators their largest lead, 62-25.
Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to less than 50 points this season while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles.
Michael Frazier added 12 points and Patric Young finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Gators, who cruised to a 35-15 halftime lead in their first road game of the season.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 19 Michigan State held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes and went on to win 76-44 on Wednesday night.
Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for the Spartans (7-2).
Michigan State started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half.
The Golden Lions (1-7) missed their first 13 shots and didn't score until 9:48 into the game.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Marcus Smart scored 15 points, Markel Brown added 13 and No. 23 Oklahoma State bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat South Florida 61-49 on Wednesday night.
Smart, the Cowboys' playmaking freshman, nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing to launch a 16-5 run that put Oklahoma State (6-1) in control in the second half. He finished it off by hitting another 3, then making a quick steal in the backcourt before setting up Brown's layup for a 48-34 lead with 7:29 remaining.