Baylor star Britney Griner broke the Big 12 career scoring record in the top-ranked Lady Bears 90-60 victory over Texas Tech on Jan. 30.
Griner scored the first four points of the game to break Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley Big 12 record of 2,837 points. She finished with 40 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Griner, who was 17-of-25 from the field, now has 2,873 career points.
Baylor (19-1, 9-0 Big 12) also got 14 points for Brooklyn Pope. The victory was the Lady Bears 18th straight this year.
Texas Tech (16-5, 6-3 Big 12), which had their four game winning streak snapped, was led by Kelsi Baker with 12 points.
– The game marked the 40th time in Griner’s career that she reached the 40-point mark and her 51st career double-double.
– Baylor shot 49.3 percent (36-73) from the floor and grabbed 51 rebounds including 21 on the offensive end. The Lady Bears, who outrebounded the Lady Raiders 51-37, also had 23 assists and just eight turnovers.
– Baylor has now won 31 straight Big 12 games.
– Baylor has defeated Texas Tech four straight times but still trails 47-29 in the all-time series.
– 12,871 fans showed up in Lubbock for the game, which is 7, 209 more than Texas Tech’s season average.
– Griner, who set the NCAA record for blocked shots in her previous game, has 672 career blocks.
– Griner also dunked for the 12th time her career in the game.
Other top-25 games on Jan. 31
No. 12 Louisville 78, South Florida 75
Shoni Schimmel poured in a career-high 36 points to help 12th-ranked Louisville rally from a nine point second half deficit and defeat South Florida 78-75.
With the Cardinals (18-4, 6-2 Big East) trailing 60-51 with 12:43 remaining in the game, Schimmel outscored the Bulls 11-2 over the next 4:23 to knot the game up at 63-63. Schimmel, who was 12-of-20 from the field including 8-of-14 from beyond the arc, knocked down her final three-pointer of the game to give Louisville a 69-66 lead with 3:05 to go. The Cardinals would not trail the rest of the way.
South Florida (14-6, 3-4 Big East) got within two points on two separate occasions in the final 21 seconds but free throws by Schimmel and Antonita Slaughter kept the Bulls at bay. Slaughter finished the game with 13 points.
Twins Andrell and Andrea Smith led South Florida with 18 and 17 points, respectively.
No. 17 Dayton 60, VCU 49
17th-ranked Dayton Flyers got double-double performances from three different players and continued their best Atlantic 10 start with a 60-49 victory over VCU. The three Flyers that posted double-doubles were Andrea Hoover, Cassie Sant and Olivia Applewhite.
Hoover led the way for the Flyers (18-1, 6-0) with 15 points while Sant contributed 12 points and Applewhite added 10. All three players grabbed 10 rebounds.
Robyn Parks, the A-10 Conference’s leading scorer, posted her eighth double-double of the season as she scored 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead VCU. Adaeze Alaeze added 14 points for the Rams (8-15, 1-5).
No. 21 Oklahoma 74, TCU 53
Sharane Campbell scored 23 points as the 21st-ranked Oklahoma Sooners zoomed past TCU 74-53. Campbell, who was 7-of-12 from the field, knocked down five of the 13 three-pointers the Sooners made.
Niole Griffin tallied 11 points and Joanna McFarland grabbed 12 rebounds for Oklahoma (16-4, 6-2 Big 12). Aaryn Ellenberg, the Sooners leading scorer, had seven points before leaving with a left leg injury in the second half.
TCU (7-12, 0-8 Big 12) took an early 11-0 lead but Oklahoma stormed back to take a 30-27 lead at halftime. The Sooners opened the second half on a 24-4 run to put the game away.
Zahna Medley led the way for the Horned Frogs with 18 points while Veja Hamilton contributed 10 points and nine rebounds.
Kansas 78, No. 23 Iowa State 75
Angel Goodrich made a three-pointer with 16 seconds in regulation and then scored seven of Kansas’ 13 points in overtime, as the Jayhawks defeated 23rd-ranked Iowa State 78-75. Kansas (13-6, 4-4 Big 12) was down as many as 18 points in the second half.
Goodrich finished with 24 points, 10 assists and five steals to lead the Jayhawks. Natalie Knight added 21 points and Carolyn Davis added 15 points for Kansas.
Iowa State (14-5, 5-4) had three players in double figures. Brynn Williamson paced the Cyclones with 19 points while Hallie Christofferson added 18 points.Chelsea Poppers contributed 12 points and 12 caroms.