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Baylor 66, UConn Women 61

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Bob Joyce and Kara Wolters with Tiffany Hayes, Coach Chris Dailey, and all of the game’s highlights.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Basketball Writer=

WACO, Texas (AP)  Brittney Griner scored 12 of 25 points in the
closing run that pushed top-ranked Baylor past No. 2 Connecticut
66-61 on Sunday night.

The Lady Bears (11-0) won their second No. 1 vs. No. 2 game this
season while avenging a one-point loss at Connecticut early last
season when the rankings were reversed.

Griner also had nine rebounds and nine blocked shots. She made
all seven of her free throws, six of them coming in a game-ending
27-11 run as Baylor overcome its biggest deficit of the season. The
6-foot-8 Griner missed eight free throws in last year’s game
against the Huskies, including some key misses down the stretch.

Odyssey Sims had 23 points for the Lady Bears, whose 29-game
home winning streak includes a 94-81 win over then-No. 2 Notre Dame
in November.

Bria Hartley led Connecticut (9-1) with 25 points, while Kaleena
Mosqueda-Lewis had 15.

 

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