DALLAS — Brittney Griner had 19 points, 13 rebounds and a career best nine assists, and No. 1 Baylor built a quick 25-point lead in an 80-47 victory against Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament Saturday.
Griner’s effort came five days after she scored a Big 12-record 50 points in a win over the Wildcats in her final regular season home game.
Kansas State (15-17) was within three points well into the second half of last weekend’s loss in Waco, but this time the Wildcats were down 21-3 just seven minutes in when coach Deb Patterson called her third timeout.
Destiny Williams had 20 points to lead the Lady Bears (30-1), who clinched their third straight season with at least 30 wins.
Brittany Chambers led Kansas State with 21 points.
No. 6 Duke 72, No. 23 Florida State 66: In Greensboro, Haley Peters had 17 points and 13 rebounds — including the go-ahead basket with 4:06 left — to help lead Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal.
Tricia Liston also scored 17 for the top-seeded Blue Devils (29-2).
Chelsea Davis scored 17 points to lead Florida State (22-9).
No. 15 North Carolina 72, No. 10 Maryland 65: In Greensboro, N.C., Latifah Coleman scored 15 of her career-high 17 points in the final six-plus minutes for Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (28-5).
Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the (24-7).
No. 11 Dayton 74, George Washington 49: In Philadelphia, Andrea Hoover scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Dayton in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.
The top-seeded Flyers (27-1), who were unbeaten in conference play this season, shot 60 percent (18-of-30) in the first half.
Tara Booker scored 12 points and Shi-Heria Shipp 11 for George Washington (14-16).
No. 20 Green Bay 80, Milwaukee 56: In Milwaukee, Lydia Bauer scored 22 points and Green Bay (26-2, 16-0) completed an undefeated Horizon League season.
Ashley Greene scored 20 points to lead Milwaukee (9-19, 5-11).