Brittney Griner took down another record Wednesday night, prompting coach Kim Mulkey to reminisce about when the senior first arrived at...
LUBBOCK, Texas — Brittney Griner took down another record Wednesday night, prompting coach Kim Mulkey to reminisce about when the senior first arrived at Baylor.
Griner snapped the Big 12 women’s scoring record while pouring in 40 points, leading the top-ranked Bears to a 90-60 victory over Texas Tech.
“When Brittney came four years ago I told everybody, ‘You better buy tickets. You’ll never see anything like her again,’ and at the time you didn’t talk about the records that she would break,” Mulkey said. “But after you saw her play it was pretty obvious she’s going to be a phenom, and it’s not surprising that she’s broken those records.”
It was the fourth career 40-point performance for Griner, who also had 15 rebounds for her 51st double-double.
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“Just happy to get the win, really, first,” Griner said. “My team did a good job of getting me the ball, good looks. When I didn’t have a shot they did a great job on cutting to the basket so I could find them. We were just clicking from the jump. We were on all cylinders.”
Griner passed Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley for the record, giving her 2,837 for her career. Riley had 2,835 points from 2007 to 2010.
Brooklyn Pope added 14 points for Baylor (19-1, 9-0).
Kelsi Baker scored 12 points for Texas Tech (16-5, 6-3), which had won four in a row.
It was the Bears’ 31st consecutive Big 12 regular-season victory. Texas Tech was the last team to beat Baylor during the regular season, topping the Bears in 2011.
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At No. 1 Michigan 68,
Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists for the Wolverines, who made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover. Michigan (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) finished with only two turnovers, equaling a national low for any team this season.
Alex Olah scored 10 points for Northwestern (12-10, 3-6).
No. 3 Indiana 97, at Purdue 60
Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points, and the Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) handed the Boilermakers their worst loss at Mackey Arena.
Indiana has won four straight overall and five consecutive road games in league play dating to last season.
Purdue (11-10, 4-4) was led by freshman center A.J. Hammons, who had a career-high 30 points.
At No. 4 Florida 75,
South Carolina 36
Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece for the Gators (17-2, 7-0 Southeastern), who won their ninth game in a row. Michael Carrera led the Gamecocks (12-8, 2-5) with 13 points and nine rebounds.
No. 5 Duke 75, at Wake Forest 70
Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points and Seth Curry added 21 to help Duke hold off Wake Forest. Curry hit a tiebreaking three-pointer in the final minutes for the Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast), who shot nearly 52 percent.
Freshman Devin Thomas had 15 points for the Demon Deacons (10-10, 3-5).