WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 28 points with 11 rebounds and top-ranked Baylor remained undefeated with a 71-44 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Baylor (16-0, 3-0 Big 12) never trailed, but led only by two at the half before a 20-4 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach. The Lady Bears won their 33rd consecutive home game.
Baylor pushed ahead 46-28 after consecutive baskets by Destiny Williams. After making a layup and then an Oklahoma State turnover, Williams missed badly on a break before she grabbed the rebound and followed up her own shot.
Williams finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds, her sixth career double-double. Griner had her 34th double-double, along with eight blocked shots, while Odyssey Sims had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
Freshman Liz Donohoe led Oklahoma State (9-3, 1-2) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Toni Young had 13 points.
OKLAHOMA 71, No. 10 TEXAS TECH 68
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Whitney Hand scored 24 points and freshman Sharane Campbell scored the final seven points as Oklahoma overcame a 10-minute stretch without a field goal to beat No. 10 Texas Tech 71-68 Wednesday night.
Jordan Barncastle missed a contested 3-pointer from the right wing with 2 seconds left to try and tie it for the Lady Raiders (14-1, 2-1 Big 12), who suffered their first loss of the season after winning their first 14 games.
The Sooners (10-4, 2-1) rushed off the bench in celebration when the buzzer sounded, celebrating a breakthrough win in a rare season that finds them outside the Top 25.
Christine Hyde scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Lady Raiders. Kierra Mallard, Tech's top scorer and rebounder, didn't score over the final 31 minutes and fouled out with 2:33 remaining as the Sooners started to rally for the win.
No. 16 LOUISVILLE 63, SOUTH FLORIDA 57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points and Louisville rallied to beat South Florida.
Louisville trailed USF 47-39 with 10:17 to play following a steal by Inga Orekhova that led to Jasmine Wynne's layup. The Cardinals then swung the game with a 15-0 run during the next four minutes, highlighted by two three-point plays and a 25-footer from Schimmel. Shelby Harper's loose ball rebound in the left corner and subsequent drive and layup gave the Cardinals the lead for good at 49-47 with 8:33 to play.
Down 60-57 with 33 seconds left, South Florida missed two chances to tie it, including a 3-pointer by Orekhova. Sheronne Vails' two free throws with 15.7 seconds to play and a Harper rebound on the next possession sealed the game.
Vails had 14 points, hitting 10 of 11 free throws, to go with eight rebounds and four blocks for Louisville (14-3, 3-1 Big East).
Wynne led USF (9-8, 1-2) with 20 points and Kaneisha Saunders had 18.
Texas 76, No. 12 Texas A&M 71
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points and Ashley Gayle added 17 to help Texas beat Texas A&M, ending a 11-game losing streak to the Aggies.
The Longhorns (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) were up 72-71 with 2:03 left when Cokie Reed missed a short jumper. She got the rebound and converted a layup to make it a three-point game.
Sydney Carter scored 25 points to lead the Aggies (10-4, 1-2).
This was the last meeting in College Station for the longtime rivals as the Aggies are set to move to the Southeastern Conference next season. The two teams will play again in Austin on March 4.