College Station, TX – Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims scored 62 win over No. 17 Texas A&M.
Griner was limited to 29 minutes due to foul trouble, but had eight rebounds, two assists and a block for the Bears (30-0, 17-0 Big 12), who remain NCAA Division 1 basketball's lone undefeated team -- men's or women's.
Tyra White scored 14 points to pace the Aggies (20-8, 11-6), who have dropped two of three. Sydney Carter added 13 points and Kelsey Bone had 10.
Baylor was outscoring its opponents by 28.6 points per game entering Monday, but did not have the luxury of such a margin against Texas A&M.
The Bears started strong, jumping out to an early 25-10 lead. Griner, though, picked up a pair of quick fouls and the Aggies took advantage, closing the first half with a 21-11 surge. Adrienne Pratcher and Bone capped the run with consecutive layups to make it 36-31 at the break.
Texas A&M took its first lead of the game, 38-37, on White's basket less than five minutes into the second half.
Neither team was able to establish any distance until the closing minutes.
The Bears were up, 61-60, when Griner scored in close, Sims made a layup and Kimetria Hayden hit a jumper off of a Griner offensive rebound for a 67-60 lead with 1:39 to play.
Bone answered with a layup on the other end, but Sims knocked down a pair of free throws to seal the Baylor win.