Griner helps Baylor win 22nd in row
BAYLOR 78, TCU 45
Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes, and No. 1 Baylor clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title with a 78-45 victory over Texas Christian on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Tex.
Griner scored eight of the Lady Bears’ first 10 points as Baylor won its 53rd straight home game and 36th in a row in the conference, both the longest current streaks nationally. Baylor (24-1, 14-0) also has a nation-leading 22-game winning streak overall.
The Lady Bears kept TCU (7-17, 0-13) without a league win in its first Big 12 season, holding the Horned Frogs to 26 percent shooting. Nobody scored in dou- ble figures for TCU, which was outscored 56-10 in the paint.
Baylor took control with a 17-2 run that included four points from Griner and six from Destiny Williams, who punctuated the run by poking the ball away from Ashley Colbert for a breakaway layup and a 27-10 lead midway through the first half.
Griner extended her doublefigure scoring streak to 105 games, and her block against Donielle Breaux early in the second half gave her at least one rejection in 74 consecutive games.
CONNECTICUT 65, RUTGERS 45: In Piscataway, N. J., Morgan Tuck scored 15 points and Stefanie Dolson added 14 as the third-ranked Huskies denied Scarlet Knights Coach C. Vivian Stringer of her 900th career win.
The Hall of Famer is looking to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell as the only women’s coaches to reach the mark.
Connecticut (24-1, 11-1 Big East) returns home to face topranked Baylor on Monday night.
Rutgers (14-10, 5-6) has lost 10 in a row in the series.
Baylor 's Brittney Griner (42) goes up for two of her 22 points. The 6foot-8 senior added 10 rebounds for her 55th career double-double.