WACO, Texas —
Unlike last season, the Lady Raiders haven’t been close this year against Baylor. Then again, nobody has with the Lady Bears winning by an average margin of 28 points (26 in Big 12 games) before the latest lopsided victory.
When Baylor had the NCAA’s first 40-win season with an undefeated national championship a year ago, the Lady Raiders twice lost by eight points or less.
The only other teams that finished within 10 points were Connecticut and Texas A&M.
The 6-foot-8 Griner played her 136th career game, and has scored in double figures in all but three of them. Already the Big 12 career scoring leader, she is 47 shy of 3,000 points.
She extended her NCAA record for blocks — for men or women — to 693.