Griner leads Baylor with triple-double
BY Associated Press
Sunday, March 03, 2013
3/03/13 at 6:45 AM
Brittney Griner recorded her first triple-double in more than two years and top-ranked Baylor built a big early lead in defeating West Virginia 80-49 in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday night.
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.
In the teams' earlier meeting this season in Waco, Texas, Griner finished one blocked shot shy of a triple-double.
Baylor (28-1, 17-0 Big 12) never trailed. The Lady Bears scored the first 14 points of the game and built a 38-22 halftime lead.
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 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 straight and 13 of its last 15 games.
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 tuned up for a Big East rematch with Notre Dame by racing past South Florida.
Mosqueda-Lewis paced the Huskies (27-2, 14-1) by making 11 of 23 shots, including six 3-pointers.
No. 4 Stanford 72, Washington State 50: In Pullman, Wash., Chiney Ogwumike had 28 points and 13 rebounds to help Stanford clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 conference title with a win over Washington State.
Lia Galderia led Washington State (10-19, 6-12) with eight points and seven rebounds.
TCU 61, No. 23 Iowa State 58: In Fort Worth, Texas, Zahna Medley scored 18 points and TCU upset Iowa State.
Brynn Williamson led the Cyclones (20-7, 11-6) with 20 points.
Original Print Headline: Griner leads Baylor again