Brittney Griner had 30 points even after
sitting on the bench the final 9 minutes of the first half, and
top-seeded Baylor beat West Virginia 82-68 on Tuesday night to
advance to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the sixth time in
Baylor (33-2) already had a 14-point lead and Griner had 10
points when she picked up her second foul, but West Virginia
managed to only trim that deficit to 11 by halftime.
Griner started the second half with an easy layup after a lob
pass from Odyssey Sims. When the Mountaineers (24-10) later scored
nine straight points, Griner ended that surge with a blocked shot
followed by a strong inside basket.
Baylor next plays Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Liz Repella had 29 points for West Virginia.