No. 1 seed Baylor knocked off No. 9 West Virginia, 82-68, on Baylor’s home court Tuesday night. WVU finishes its season with a record of 24-10, while Baylor advances to the final 16 teams.
Liz Repella scored 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting for West Virginia, but the Mountaineers struggled to contain Baylor’s 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, who dominated in the paint, with 31 points (including 12-for-15 from the line) and eight blocks.
Baylor jumped out to an early lead thanks to an 11-1 run early in the first half, and took an 11-point lead into halftime. Baylor widened that lead somewhat in the second half and had a 16-point lead with 13 minutes left to play. The Mountaineers began a comeback, scoring nine unanswered points, capped by a three-pointer by Ayana Dunning, but Griner and Odyssey Sims took over from there as Baylor pulled away. Baylor will go on to face Green Bay.