Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds, three other Baylor players scored in double figures, and the third-ranked Bears beat No. 5 Notre Dame 73-61 Wednesday...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds, three other Baylor players scored in double figures, and the third-ranked 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 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.
Odyssey Sims returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury and added 16 points for Baylor. Brooklyn Pope had 14 points and Jordan Madden 12.
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Freshman Jewell Loyd led Notre Dame with a season-high 24 points, Kayla McBride had 16 and Natalie Achonwa 11.
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No. 6 Florida 72,
at Florida State 47
Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points as Florida romped over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State. Boynton’s layup with 8:57 left gave the Gators (7-0) their largest lead, 62-25. The Seminoles (4-4) have lost three straight home games.
At No. 18 New Mexico 75,
Hugh Greenwood hit five three-pointers and finished with 17 points to help New Mexico recover from an early double-digit deficit to beat USC. Alex Kirk added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Lobos (9-0).
Five Trojans scored in double figures, led by 14 from Eric Wise, but USC (3-5) still lost its fourth straight.
At Colorado 70,
Colorado State 61
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 29 points and Andre Roberson added 15, helping Colorado hold off Colorado State.
Buoyed by a big first half, the Buffaloes (7-1) bounced back from their loss over the weekend to Wyoming, which dropped CU out of the AP poll. Roberson added 14 rebounds.
The Buffaloes played in front of a Coors Events Center-record crowd of 11,708, and the noise clearly agitated the Rams (6-1) early as they trailed by 25 points in the opening half.
At Utah 76, Boise State 55
Jarred DuBois scored 18 points and Utah cruised to a win over Boise State in a game where the home team honored longtime Utah coach Rick Majerus, who died Saturday.
Jason Washburn had 13 points and Jordan Loveridge contributed 11 for Utah (6-2).
Derrick Marks had 18 points and Mikey Thompson added 16 for Boise State (6-2).
At Arizona State 71, Hartford 63
Jahii Carson had 20 points and six assists, Eric Jacobsen added 16 points, and Arizona State used a dominating defensive stretch in the second half to beat Hartford.
Contesting shots and snatching steals, the Sun Devils (7-1) held Hartford (4-4) to one field goal for more than 11 minutes and to 9-of-31 shooting in the second half.
At Colorado 72,
Colorado State 46
Brittany Wilson scored 13 points and the Buffaloes (7-0) used an 18-4 run in the first half to pull away from the Rams (2-5).
At Fresno State 65, USC 60
Taylor Thompson scored 20 points as the Bulldogs (5-2) subdued the Women of Troy (3-4), who got 17 points from Ariya Crook.
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