Brittney Griner tallied a team-best 24 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks Sunday to help Baylor University's No. 1-ranked women's basketball program defeat No. 2 Connecticut Huskies, 66-61, in a non-conference contest at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX. In front of a sold-out crowd of 10, 627, the Bears (11-0) avenged loss to the Huskies (9-0) last season, which featured Griner missing eight free throws in the closing moments of the game. This was the first time as a No. 2-ranked program, that UConn dropped a 1-2 match up.
Bria Hartley led Connecticut netted a game-best 25 points, while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 15 and Tiffany Hayes 10 for the Huskies, which led by 12 points, 34-28, at halftime.
UConn held a one-point advantage with about five minutes remaining, but a 3-pointer by Baylor's Terran Condrey's with about 4 1/2 minutes left made it 58-56 and gave the Bears the lead for good.