Griner's 31 gets No. 3 Baylor past No. 8 A&M 61-58

Brittney Griner had 31 points, eight
rebounds and seven blocks to lift No. 3 Baylor to a 61-58 victory
Saturday over No. 8 Texas A&M for the Big 12 tournament title.
Griner's points and blocks were Big 12 championship game
records. The Lady Bears (31-2) defeated the Aggies (27-5) for the
third time this season.
Danielle Adams, the conference leading scorer at 23 points per
game, was held to 12 points on 4-of-19 shooting. Adams missed a
3-pointer with 4 seconds left that would have tied the game.
Baylor last won the Big 12 championship in 2009.
Texas A&M stunned Baylor by taking a 12-0 lead that featured
some excellent defense by the Aggies guards. Sydney Colson and
Sydney Carter combined for six steals in the first half and were
quick to collapse in the post when Griner put the ball on the
The Lady Bears used a 23-6 run to move ahead 23-18 with 5:22
left in the half. But Texas A&M closed within 30-28 at the break.