May 24, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Brittney Griner can dunk. Not only on breakaways and not those squeeze-it-over-the-rim ones that just don't look right. One-handed, two-handed, on the move, off a drop step, even on alley-oops, though she hasn't pulled that one off in a game - at least not yet. Emphatic, too, unlike any woman before her. Griner's dunking dexterity has made her a celebrity, a regular on the sports-highlight shows, and a recognizable name even...
April 4, 2012 |
DENVER - Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they are perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 season for the Lady Bears. They became the seventh women's team to run through a season unbeaten and the first in NCAA history to win 40 games. It was the second national championship for Baylor, which also won a title in 2005.
February 1, 2013 |
Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women's career scoring record on Wednesday night, finishing with 40 points in top-ranked Baylor's 90-60 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock. It was the fourth career 40-point performance for Griner, who also had 15 rebounds for her 51st career double-double. Griner passed Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley for the record while scoring the first four points of the game, giving her 2,837 for her career. Riley had 2,835 points from 2007 to 2010. Brooklyn Pope added 14 points for the Bears (19-1, 9-0)
April 7, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
February 20, 2013 |
Brittney Griner scored 25 points, including her 3,000th, to help No. 1 Baylor (25-1) rally past No. 3 Connecticut (24-2), 76-70, on Monday in Hartford, Conn. The Bears are unbeaten in 23 straight games. Elsewhere: Neumann (13-13) fell to Marywood, 74-64, in a Colonial States Athletic Conference tournament opener in Aston. Erica Marvel (Oxford) led the Knights with 14 points. . . . Keystone (18-8) held off host Rosemont (17-9), 82-81, in another CSAC opener. Liz Coyne (Downingtown West)
November 17, 2012 |
Stanford snapped defending national champion Baylor's 42-game winning streak Friday, winning by 71-69 when player of the year Brittney Griner missed a short turnaround at the buzzer in Honolulu. Griner scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, helping the Bears (2-1) rally from a 14-point deficit. But her shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim, and Stanford celebrated. Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal (3-0), who lost to Baylor in the national semifinals last season by 12 points.
May 29, 2013 |
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects, but regarding gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back said, "That's not something I believe in. " Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said he considers Kluwe a good friend. "I have relatives who are gay," Peterson said.
December 19, 2011 |
Brittney Griner scored 12 of 25 points in the closing run that pushed top-ranked Baylor past No. 2 Connecticut, 66-61, on Sunday night in Waco, Texas. The Bears (11-0) won their second No. 1 vs. No. 2 game this season while avenging a one-point loss at Connecticut last year when the rankings were reversed. Griner also had nine rebounds and nine blocked shots. She made all seven of her free throws, six of them coming in a game-ending 27-11 run as Baylor overcame its biggest deficit of the season.
March 28, 2011 |
Brittney Griner had another big game, got some help from Baylor's freshman point guard, and the top-seeded Lady Bears ended any chance for Wisconsin-Green Bay to have a Butler-like finish. Griner had a career-high 40 points with 10 rebounds, and combined with Sims to score all the points in the game-clinching 14-0 spurt, as the Lady Bears finally pulled away for an 86-76 victory over Green Bay last night in the Dallas Regional. Baylor advanced to the regional final by snapping a 25-game winning streak by the feisty team from the Horizon League.
April 3, 2013 |
Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points, and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the last two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much, I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 18 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)