Dallas Colleges: Baylor Lady Bears
Griner finished 19 of 28 from the field to beat her career scoring mark of 41 points, set in the Lady Bears' regular-season finale against Iowa State, and got a standing ovation from fans of both teams when she checked out of the game with just over 2½ minutes remaining.
"I've watched Baylor play a lot this year, and I know in the recent contests I've watched, I've seen coach Kim Mulkey over on the sideline admonishing her team with this message: '42,' " Kansas State coach Deb Patterson said, referring to Griner's jersey number.
"She understands that's the best player in the country, and they get her the ball."
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Riley, from Dallas, averaged 30. 5 points in OSU's two game at the Junkanoo Jam. She had 17 points and six assists in a win over Marist. Riley scored 44 points -- and played all 50 minutes -- in a double OT loss to Michigan State.
Griner, a Houston native, had a team-high 16.5 points per game in Baylor's four wins last week. She added 9.3 rebounds and was 62.5 percent from the field.
The Big 12 announced its men's and women's basketball players of the week Monday.
Baylor junior guard LaceDarius Dunn was named men's player of the week, while Texas Tech junior guard David Tairu was rookie of the yweek. Dunn averaged 30.5 points in Baylor's first two games, including a 32-point effort in Baylor's 86-58 win over Norfolk State. Dunn has shot 48.8 percent from the field in the first two games. Tairu was the MVP of the Duel in the Desert Tournament for the Red Raiders. Tairu led his team in scoring in two of the three games, averaging 14 points.
Oklahoma State guard Andrea Riley (from Dallas) won the women's player of the week award. She averaged 25.5 points, six rebounds and 5.5 assists in the first two games for the Cowgirls. Iowa State center Anna Prins was the freshman of the week for her 20-point effort against Florida Atlantic. Prins also had five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 21 minutes on the court.
From ESPN.com's Graham Hays:
No. 16 Texas A&M beats No. 6 Duke. No. 9 Tennessee beats No. 4 Baylor. Georgia beats No. 8 Oklahoma. Oklahoma State beats No. 19 Georgia Tech. Upsets all (and that was just Sunday afternoon) by the definition of the word. But only upsets because it looks a little unseemly if there's a 300-way tie for No. 3 in the preseason polls.
One game doesn't prove anything, but Texas A&M's 95-77 victory is a reminder that we weren't working with proven facts to begin with and we need to at least be open to continually revising our hypotheses.
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