Poor Kansas state just can’t catch a break from #1 Baylor’s center Brittany Griner. Last year against them she dropped 45 points against the Wildcats. This year, on senior night no less, she dropped 50 and posted her 14th career Slam Dunk. It’s pretty safe to say that Griner is the most dominant player in college basketball and has cemented her legacy as the best women’s college player of all time. She’s shy 271 points of passing Jackie Stiles and becoming the all-time leading scorer in Division I women’s college basketball. If Baylor makes the Big 12 and NCAA tournament finals, she would need to average just over 30 points per game to break that record, which I think we all expect her to do. She controls everything on the court. She controls the paint, she controls the boards, well… I guess Monday night there was no need to control the boards when everything she threw up landed in the basket. Griner led the Lady Bears to a 90-68 victory over Kansas State Monday night, and according to Griner, she just wanted to make senior night memorable.
It means everything to just go out with a bang like that. Got a dunk finally at home, scored 50. I mean there’s not a better way to go out. I just came into the game knowing it was going to be emotional, I didn’t know how it was going to play out. “
Baylor (29-1, 18-0 Big 12) is the first team to twice go through Big 12 play without a loss. The Lady Bears have won a record 46 consecutive Big 12 games, including tournament games, and have won 55 in a row at home. The defending national champions play their Big 12 tournament opener Saturday in Dallas, and then host early games in the NCAA tournament.
Postseason, it’s here. It’s time,” Griner said. “It’s time to bring it.”