Griner carries top-ranked Baylor
Her fifth career triple-double did little to coax some excitement out of Brittney Griner. Not when there's still a month left in top-ranked...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Her fifth career triple-double did little to coax some excitement out of Brittney Griner. Not when there's still a month left in top-ranked Baylor's pursuit of a second straight national championship.
The largest crowd — 13,447 — for a women's game at West Virginia saw Griner finish with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and the Bears built a big early lead in defeating the Mountaineers 80-49 on Saturday night.
Individual accomplishments mean little to the most dominant player in women's college basketball.
"Nah, I'll do that after I'm done with my college career," Griner said.
It was Griner's first triple-double since November 2010. It tied her with Kansas State's Shalee Lehning (2006-09) for the most in conference history.
On Monday night, Baylor will try to become the first Big 12 school to finish undefeated in women's conference play twice, having done it last season.
Baylor (28-1, 17-0 Big 12) never trailed. Christal Caldwell scored 14 points to lead West Virginia (17-11, 9-8).
Other top 5 games
No. 2 Notre Dame 92,
at Providence 57
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), who extended their winning streak to 22 games.
Symone Roberts had 22 points for Providence (7-21, 2-13), which has lost six straight.
No. 3 Connecticut 85,
at South Florida 51
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 as Connecticut (27-2, 14-1) tuned up for a Big East rematch with Notre Dame by racing past South Florida.
Inga Orekhova led cold-shooting South Florida (19-9, 8-7) with 13 points.