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Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor women set for late-season showdown with No. 3 UConn

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    Baylor 's Brittney Griner (42) goes up for a score over TCU 's Latricia Lovings (21) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Griner had 22-points in the 78-45 Baylor win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Baylor 's Brittney Griner (42) goes up for a finger roll layup as TCU's Natalie Ventress (24), Zahna Medley (14) and Kamy Cole, center right, look on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Griner had a game-high 22-points in the 78-45 Baylor win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Baylor 's Brittney Griner (42) goes up for a score over TCU 's Delisa Gross (22) and Ashley Colbert, rear, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

Brittney Griner vividly remembers her last trip to Connecticut in two simple words: free throws.

As a sophomore, Griner had a miserable time at the line, missing eight foul shots — including a few key ones down the stretch — in Baylor's one-point loss.

The 6-foot-8 star can't wait for Monday night and a chance at redemption when the top-ranked Lady Bears visit No. 3 UConn in a late-season, nonconference clash that could be a preview of the NCAA championship game.

Griner got a measure of revenge last season when Baylor beat UConn 66-61 at home, rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half behind its All-America center. Griner is looking forward to another shot at UConn, the only team she has a losing record against.