Top 25 Women's Basketball: Griner sets NCAA blocks record in Baylor victory

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WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner set the NCAA career record for blocked shots while also scoring 15 points, and top-ranked Baylor extended its home-court winning streak to 50 with an 82-65 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.

With eight blocks in the game before fouling out with just over 5 minutes left, the 6-foot-8 Griner has 665 career blocks, two more than Louella Tomlinson had for St. Mary's in California from 2007-11.

Odyssey Sims had 12 points and 10 assists for Baylor (18-1, 8-0 Big 12), which has won 36 consecutive Big 12 games since a loss to Oklahoma in the conference tournament three years ago.

No. 24 Iowa St. 53, West Virginia 49

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Hallie Christofferson scored 23 points and grabbed seven boards in No. 24 Iowa State's 53-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

Nikki Moody and Chelsea Poppens added 10 apiece for the Cyclones, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Iowa State (14-4, 5-3 Big 12), which trailed 37-25 35 seconds into the second half, shot just 39 percent (16-of-41) from the field, but nine of those shots came from 3-point range.

The Cyclones rallied to tie the game 43-all with 6:24 left to play on Christofferson's trey.

Ayana Dunning scored West Virginia's next six points to make it 51-49 with a little over 2 minutes remaining, but the Mountaineers (11-8, 3-5) missed their next four shots and two free throws as Iowa State pulled away.

Dunning led West Virginia with 17 points, but the Mountaineers, who shot 41 percent (19 of 46) made just 5 of 10 free throws.

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