Oklahoma basketball: No. 1 Baylor routs No. 20 OU women

Brittney Griner set the NCAA career record for blocked shots while also scoring 15 points, and top-ranked Baylor extended its home-court winning streak to 50 with an 82-65 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.
By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer Published: January 26, 2013
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“As good as she is on the offensive end, where she really changes games is on the defensive end,” Coale said. “She obviously has the wingspan and the athleticism, but she also has that ornate sense that I think all great shot blockers have knowing when to go get it.”

By fouling out for only the second time in her 131 career games, Griner missed a chance to also break the Big 12 scoring record before the Lady Bears play their next two games on the road. Her 2,833 career points are two shy of matching Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley's (2007-10).

Odyssey Sims had 12 points and 10 assists while Destiny Williams had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which has won 36 consecutive Big 12 regular-season and tournament games since a loss to Oklahoma in the conference tournament three years ago.

Griner got her 663rd career block with just under 13 minutes left. A similar play with 10:25 remaining was Griner's seventh of the game and broke Tomlinson's record.

With 5:14 to go, Griner was called for a foul on another shot by Ellenberg. It was the first time she fouled out since the second game of her freshman season.

“Disappointed I fouled out at the end of the game,” Griner said.

That came less than a minute after Griner was called for a charge against McFarland for the second time in the game.

In a 30-second span of the first half, McFarland drew charges against Griner and Jordan Madden. She hit a 3-pointer in between to get the Sooners within 26-21, but they never got closer.

Oklahoma won the opening tip and Ellenberg immediately hit a 3-pointer. The Sooners were up 10-8 when Ellenberg hit another 3 from the top left of the key 4 minutes later.

Baylor then scored 14 points in a row over the next 5 minutes and took the lead for good. “The difference in the game was layups, we gave them a lot of layups,” Coale said. “They're fast, and they're athletic and you get to worrying about how to keep the ball out of Griner's hands and forget to just guard when it comes back out to the other side.”



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