brittney griner:-Brittney Griner scored 23 of her 26 points after halftime for top-ranked Baylor, including three consecutive baskets late to put the Lady Bears ahead for good as they survived another close call against No. 5 Texas A&M with a 67-58 victory Monday night.
The Lady Bears (24-1, 11-0 Big 12) have won 21 consecutive games. Only two of their victories this season have been by less than 11 points, and both have come in the past 16 days against the Aggies (21-3, 9-2).
Baylor, which trailed most of the game, finally went ahead to stay when Kimetria Hayden grabbed an A&M miss and got the ball to Griner for a layup and a 57-56 lead with three minutes left. After Big 12 scoring leader Danielle Adams missed for A&M, Griner scored again.
Texas A&M then had a turnover before Griner scored inside.
NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 86, NO. 14 OKLAHOMA 45
In Hartford, Conn., Maya Moore scored 27 points to become the Big East's career scoring leader in Connecticut's rout of Oklahoma.
Moore passed Angel McCoughtry, who scored 2,779 points for Louisville from 2006-09. Moore needed 11 points coming into the game and broke the mark on a one-handed scoop shot with her right hand with 7:52 left in the first half.
UConn (25-1) won its 14th consecutive game overall and 76th in a row at home.
Stefanie Dolson had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies. Tiffany Hayes added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Bria Hartley had 11 points.
Danielle Robinson led Oklahoma (18-7) with 14 points and Nicole Griffin added 10.
Moore scored 18 of her points in the first half, helping Connecticut build a 46-18 lead at halftime.
NO. 24 MARIST 72, CANISIUS 60
In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Erica Allenspach scored 17 points and Corielle Yarde added 12 to help Marist win its 19th game in a row.
Leading 29-27 late in the first half, the Red Foxes (23-2, 14-0 MAAC) went on a 12-0 run spanning the half to take control. Yarde started the spurt with two free throws and a jumper.
Kelsey Beynnon's layup just before the half made it 35-27.
Kate Oliver capped the spurt with consecutive baskets to make it 41-27 early in the second half.
Canisius (8-17, 4-10) could only get within eight the rest of the game.