WACO, Texas (AP) - Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots, as top-ranked Baylor beat Big 12 newcomer West Virginia 76-58 on Saturday night.
Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), which won its record 28th consecutive regular season conference game. The Lady Bears have also won 49 games in a row at the Ferrell Center, the nation's longest active home winning streak.
Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (11-6, 3-3) with 22 points. Taylor Palmer scored 17.
After West got a 3-pointer from Palmer 22 seconds into the game, Baylor responded with a 20-2 run. By the first media timeout only 5 minutes into the game, the Lady Bears had already surged ahead 15-5.
No. 3 CONNECTICUT 87, SYRACUSE 62
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 25 points to lead Connecticut to a win over Syracuse, handing the upstart Orange just their second loss of the season.
Dolson, who hit nine of her 17 shots, also became the 36th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points for her career.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis also had 25 points and freshman Breanna Stewart, who grew up in Syracuse, added 20 for the Huskies (16-1, 4-1 Big East).
Carmen Tyson-Thomas had 12 points to lead Syracuse ( 15-2, 3-1). Freshman Brianna Butler added 11. Senior Kayla Alexander, who was in foul trouble for most of the game, was held to just four points and played just 11 minutes.
UConn will host No. 4 Duke on Monday, the eighth ranked team the Huskies have faced this season. The Blue Devils are the last unbeaten team in Division I basketball.
No. 16 OKLAHOMA 69, TEXAS 56
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points and Oklahoma defeated Texas.
Joanna McFarland scored 15 points and Nicole Griffin scored 10 for the Sooners (15-3, 5-1 Big 12), who never trailed in bouncing back from an 82-61 loss to No. 24 Iowa State on Tuesday.
Oklahoma led 33-27 at halftime, and opened the second half with a 12-5 run that gave them a double-digit lead that they held the rest of the way.
Morgan Hook had a team-high nine assists and seven rebounds for the Sooners.
Chassidy Fussell led Texas (7-10, 0-6) with 21 points and nine rebounds. The Longhorns have lost eight in a row.
The Sooners swept the Longhorns in Big 12 play, having won 78-70 in Austin on Jan. 5. Oklahoma's next game is next Saturday at No. 1 Baylor.
TEXAS TECH 70, No. 23 KANSAS 63
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Chynna Brown scored 20 points Saturday night to help Texas Tech beat Kansas.
Brown, who was 8 of 13 from the floor, added four assists and four steals. Casey Morris chipped in 16 points for the Lady Raiders (14-4, 4-2 Big 12), who now lead the all-time series with Kansas 15-5.
Chelsea Gardner led the Jayhawks (11-5, 2-3) with 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. Kansas had not played since Sunday's 82-60 loss to No. 1 Baylor.
Kansas took its only lead, 48-47, on Angel Goodrich's jumper with 12:11 to play, but Brown scored the next five points on two jumpers and a free throw to put Texas Tech ahead for good. The Jayhawks pulled within 65-63 on a Carolyn Davis free throw with 1:20 to play, but Kansas wouldn't score again. Texas Tech sealed the victory with five free throws in the final minute.