Waco, TX – Brittney Griner tallied 33 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks as the top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears made easy work of the 16th- seeded Prairie View A&M Panthers, 82-40, in first-round action of the NCAA Tournament at the Ferrell Center.
Griner shot 12-of-17 from the field, 9-of-12 from the free-throw line, and recorded her 15th-career dunk for Baylor (33-1), which has advanced to the second round on Tuesday to tangle with Florida State. Odyssey Sims also registered a double-double for the Lady Bears with 12 points and 10 assists.
For Prairie View (17-15), Gabrielle Scott came off the bench to net 14 points, while Latia Williams had 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
While Baylor led by just seven, 22-15, midway through the first half, it got its act together and eventually went into the halftime locker room with a 42-22 lead.
The Lady Bears' advantage never dipped below 18 points in the second half as they cruised to victory.
Baylor shot 56.6 percent from the field and 20-of-29 from foul line on the night, while Prairie View made less than 26 percent of its field goal tries and went without a free-throw attempt.