Colorado edges No. 16 Oklahoma
Top 25: Griner drops 21 of 26 points in first half
Colorado 73, No. 16 Oklahoma 68 -- Box Score
Colorado shocked No. 16 Oklahoma 73-68 Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center, ending an eight-game losing streak to the Sooners in the last regular-season meeting between the two Big 12 Conference schools.
Breaking a three-game losing streak, the Buffs improved to 13-13 overall and 4-9 in the league. The Sooners are 19-8, 9-4.
Senior Brittany Spears led CU with 24 points, while sophomore Chucky Jeffery had a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) and was two assists shy of her second triple-double of the season.
No. 3 Baylor 75, Kansas State 48 -- Box Score
WACO, Texas -- That quickly, the Baylor Lady Bears put behind them the loss that ended their 21-game winning streak and knocked them out of the No. 1 spot in the polls.
They also got a step closer to their most immediate goal of winning the Big 12 regular season title.
Brittney Griner scored 21 of her 26 points before halftime, and the third-ranked Lady Bears led the entire game in a 75-48 victory against Kansas State on Wednesday night.
"Baylor obviously established Brittney early in the game. And I feel badly that I don't think we matched the intensity that they brought to the floor and certainly not the focus and the intelligence that I think we're capable of bringing,'' Wildcats coach Deb Patterson said. "But it pretty much was a dominating performance by Baylor.''
No. 6 Xavier 67, George Washington 41 -- Box Score
CINCINNATI -- Amber Harris scored 23 points, and No. 6 Xavier completed another perfect Atlantic 10 season at home by beating George Washington 67-41 on Wednesday night, setting up a first-place showdown with co-leader Temple.
The Musketeers (24-2, 13-0) won their 30th consecutive A-10 game. They play at Temple on Sunday for the regular-season championship. The Owls beat Saint Joseph's 52-49 to improve to 13-0 in the conference.
Harris, who returned for another season rather than turn pro, repeatedly made pull-up jumpers over a defense geared to take away the inside. She also had 10 rebounds as part of her 15th double-double. Tyeasha Moss added 12 points, going 4 of 8 from behind the 3-point arc.
Tiana Myers had 11 points for George Washington (8-19, 3-10), which was down to seven healthy players. Leading scorer Danni Jackson (10.3 points) suffered a concussion in the Colonials' last game and didn't play.
Louisville 68, No. 7 DePaul 55 -- Box Score
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Monique Reid scored 28 points and Louisville's defense shut down No. 7 DePaul in a 68-55 win on Wednesday.
Shoni Schimmel added 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Cardinals (18-10, 9-5 Big East), who knocked off a ranked team at home for the fifth time this season.
Keisha Hampton led the Blue Demons (25-4, 12-2) with 20 points but DePaul shot just 34 percent from the field and turned it over 20 times while posting its lowest point total of the season.
The Cardinals led by as much as 15 in the second half. DePaul pulled within seven points on two different occasions.
DePaul's best chance came when it closed to within 57-50 with just over 4 minutes to go but the Blue Demons came up empty on three possessions in a row and the Cardinals were able to collect themselves and pull away.
No. 18 Georgetown 67, Pittsburgh 57 -- Box Score
WASHINGTON -- Sugar Rodgers scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half and No. 18 Georgetown snapped a two-game skid with a 67-57 victory against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Rodgers made three consecutive 3-pointers that gave Georgetown (21-7, 9-5 Big East) a 56-47 lead with 6:22 remaining. Her 3-pointer with 10:24 left gave the Hoyas their first lead of the game. In the first half, Rodgers shot 0-for-5 from behind the arc.
Jania Sims had 17 points and Taneisha Harrison added 16 for Pittsburgh (13-14, 5-9).
Alexa Roche made a 3-pointer as the horn sounded that pulled Georgetown to 29-25 at halftime.
Tommacina McBride scored 12 points for the Hoyas, who overcame a nine-point deficit in the first half.