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Top 25: Auriemma notches 750th career win
The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas -- Brittney Griner fought through a tough shooting night to score 27 points and lead No. 1 Baylor to an 87-72 win against Texas.
Griner was 9 for 24 from the field but 9 of 12 from the free-throw line and added 10 rebounds. The sophomore also blocked seven shots to give her 303 for her career, No. 2 all-time in the Big 12.
Odyssey Sims scored 23 points for Baylor (15-1, 2-0) which won its 12th in a row and snapped a two-game losing streak to the Longhorns.
Chassidy Fussell scored 25 points to lead Texas (11-5, 0-2). The Longhorns have started 0-2 in league play in three of coach Gail Goestenkors' four seasons.
No. 2 Connecticut 84, St. John's 52 -- Box Score
NEW YORK -- Maya Moore and Tiffany Hayes each scored 21 points to help No. 2 Connecticut rout St. John's and give coach Geno Auriemma his 750th career win.
Auriemma has lost only 123 games in his 26 seasons at UConn (15-1, 5-0 Big East).
Trailing 8-6 early on, UConn scored the next 21 points to take command of the game. Stefanie Dolson started the spurt with a layup and Hayes capped it with a 3-pointer that made it 27-8 with 10:38 left in the half.
Eugenia McPherson finally ended the 5-minute scoring drought for St. John's with a layup, but the Red Storm (12-5, 1-3) could only get within 18 the rest of the game.
Da'Shena Stevens scored 12 points for St. John's.
No. 7 Texas A&M 82, Oklahoma St. 57 -- Box Score
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Maryann Baker scored a career-high 21 points, Tyra White added 20 and a career-best 13 rebounds and No. 7 Texas A&M won its Big 12 road opener.
After going scoreless in the first half, conference scoring leader Danielle Adams had eight points during the Aggies' 20-6 run coming out of halftime. Texas A&M (14-1, 2-0) also scored the final seven points of the first half to start turning a close game into a blowout.
Adams, the nation's eighth-leading scorer, finished with 14 points on 5 for 16 shooting for her 24th consecutive game in double figures.
Toni Young was left out of Oklahoma State's starting lineup for the first time this season but led the Cowgirls (12-3, 0-2) with 16 points and 12 rebounds for her eighth double-double.
No. 8 Xavier 75, St. Joseph's 54 -- Box Score
PHILADELPHIA -- Ta'Shia Phillips had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 8 Xavier rallied from a halftime deficit.
The Musketeers (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) trailed 34-30 after Katie Kuester hit a 3-pointer late in the first half then Erin Shields made another early in the second.
Phillips' size and Tyeasha Moss' finesse allowed Xavier to rally. Phillips first powered down the lane for a layup to pull Xavier within a point. After a turnover, Moss made her first of three 3-pointers that put the Musketeers up for good. Moss finished with 17 points.
Shields scored 12 points for St. Joseph's (11-5, 1-0), and Ashley Prim had 11.
No. 12 Notre Dame 80, Louisville 60 -- Box Score
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Devereaux Peters and Kayla McBride scored 14 points each as No. 12 Notre Dame cruised past Louisville.
Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel scored 12 points each and Brittany Mallory and Becca Bruszewski added 11 each for the Irish (14-4, 3-1 Big East).
Asia Taylor had 16 points for Louisville (12-6, 3-1). Shoni Schimmel scored 11 and Monique Reid added 10.
Notre Dame used a 16-2 run to close the first half and take a 37-22 lead at the break.
Peters, who had sat out 10 minutes of the first half, scored eight points as the Irish opened the second half with an 11-2 run to take a 24-point lead. Their biggest advantage was 29 with 6:08 to go.
No. 15 Oklahoma 52, Kansas State 45 -- Box Score
NORMAN, Okla. -- Danielle Robinson scored 20 points and No. 15 Oklahoma rallied from its lowest-scoring first half in more than 10 years.
Whitney Hand added eight points for the Sooners (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), who trailed 20-15 at the break after shooting 6 for 31 from the field and committing 10 turnovers.
Brittany Chambers scored 11 points and Mariah White and Taelor Karr added nine each for the Wildcats (11-4, 1-1).
However, the Sooners made their first three shots after halftime and five of their first six, taking their first lead less than 5 minutes into the second half at 28-26.
Oklahoma, second in the nation in 3-pointers made per game at 8.9, missed all nine of its attempts - including six in the first half.
No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay 72, Loyola of Chicago 51 -- Box Score
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Kayla Tetschlag scored 25 points as No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay cruised to its seventh consecutive win.
Green Bay (16-1, 5-0 Horizon League) used a 16-2 run at the beginning of the second half to pull away. Lydia Bauer added 12 points for the Phoenix.
Brittany Boeke scored 14 points to lead Loyola (8-7, 2-2). Ramblers leading scorer Monica Albano was held to just five points on 1-for-9 shooting.
The Phoenix, playing without guard Adrian Ritchie, got off to a choppy start. Green Bay shot just 3 for 13 (23.1 percent) from 3-point range and didn't attempt a free throw in the first half.
Loyola held a brief 16-14 lead as the Phoenix struggled to a 29-28 edge at the break.