WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots, as top-ranked Baylor beat Big 12 newcomer West Virginia 76-58 on Saturday night in women’s college basketball.
Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), which won its record 28th consecutive regular season conference game. The Lady Bears have also won 49 games in a row at the Ferrell Center, the nation’s longest active home winning streak.
Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (11-6, 3-3) with 22 points. Taylor Palmer scored 17.
After West got a 3-pointer from Palmer 22 seconds into the game, Baylor responded with a 20-2 run.
By the first media timeout only 5 minutes into the game, the Lady Bears had already surged ahead 15-5.
No. 3 Connecticut 87, Syracuse 62: In Hartford, Conn., Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 25 points to lead Connecticut.
Dolson, who hit nine of her 17 shots, became the 36th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points for her career.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis also had 25 points, and freshman Breanna Stewart, who grew up in Syracuse, added 20 for the Huskies (16-1, 4-1 Big East).
Freshmen Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes had 11 and 10 points respectively to lead Syracuse (15-2, 3-1). Senior Kayla Alexander, who was in foul trouble for most of the game, was held to just four points, leaving her 16 points shy of the Syracuse’s all-time scoring mark.
No. 16 Oklahoma 69, Texas 56: In Norman, Okla., Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points for Oklahoma.
Joanna McFarland scored 15 points and Nicole Griffin scored 10 for the Sooners (15-3, 5-1 Big 12), who never trailed.
Oklahoma led 33-27 at halftime, and opened the second half with a 12-5 run that gave them a double-digit lead that they held the rest of the way.
Morgan Hook had a team-high nine assists and seven rebounds for the Sooners.
Chassidy Fussell led Texas (7-10, 0-6) with 21 points and nine rebounds. The Longhorns have lost eight in a row.
The Sooners swept the Longhorns in Big 12 play, having won 78-70 in Austin on Jan. 5. Oklahoma’s next game is next Saturday at No. 1 Baylor.