Brittney Griner scored a career-high 40 points as she and the Baylor Lady Bears dismissed the Green Bay Phoenix, 86-76, in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center.
Griner, who also set a new Baylor NCAA Tournament scoring record for the top- seeded Bears (34-2), added 10 rebounds and six blocked shots in the victory. Odyssey Sims contributed 18 points, converting 4-of-7 shots behind the three- point line in order to offset eight turnovers.
The fifth-seeded Phoenix (34-2) were led by Kayla Tetschlag who delivered with 27 points and 10 rebounds, but she also turned the ball over seven times and had to avoid picking up her fifth personal foul in the second half. Celeste Hoewisch accounted for 20 points and six assists as the team saw its 25-game win streak come to an end.
Baylor will play Texas A&M on Tuesday, March 29 for the right to go to the Final Four.
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No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies def. No 6 Georgia Lady Bulldogs, 79-38.
No. 1 Baylor Bears def. No. 5 Green Bay Phoenix, 86-76