Griner helps Bay­lor win 22nd in row

The Washington Post Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

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.

TONY GUTIERREZ/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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