Stanford snapped defending national champion Baylor’s 42-game winning streak Friday, winning, 71-69, when Player of the Year Brittney Griner missed a short turnaround at the buzzer in Honolulu.
Griner scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, helping the Lady Bears rally from a 14-point deficit in the first half. Her shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim and Stanford celebrated the victory. It was the Lady Bears’ first defeat since losing to Texas A&M in the regional finals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Baylor went 40-0 last year.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal (3-0), who lost to Baylor by 12 points in the national semifinals last season.
Harvard 71, BYU 65 — Christine Clark scored 18 points and Victoria Lippert had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Crimson won their home opener over the Cougars. Temi Fagbenle added 13 points for Harvard (2-1), which won its fourth straight home opener.
BU 70, Richmond 61 — Chantell Alford had 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the Terriors defeated the visiting Spiders. Mo Moran added 13 points and added a team-high eight assists. Rashidat Agboola scored 12 points with 14 rebounds and Whitney Turner also had 12 points for BU.
Kentucky 101, Lafayette 49 — Kyle Wiltjer hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Alex Poythress added a career-high 22, and the No. 3 Wildcats rolled in their home opener.
North Carolina 78, Long Beach State 63 — James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points and Marcus Paige added 15 to help the 11th-ranked Tar Heels end the 49ers’ 23-game home winning streak.
Connecticut 77, Wake Forest 71 — Shabazz Napier scored all 16 of his points in the final 10 minutes and Ryan Boatright also scored 16 to lead the No. 23 Huskies over the Demon Deacons in the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.
Missouri 74, Nicholls St. 54 — Alex Oriakhi had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Earnest Ross added 16 points, and the No. 15 host Tigers beat the Colonels.
Saint Joseph's 79, Notre Dame 70 — Ronald Roberts had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Hawks to an overtime victory over the No. 20 Fighting Irish in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York.
Florida St. 88, BYU 70— Okaro White scored 17 points and the No. 25 Seminoles made 11 3-pointers in their victory over the Cougars in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Colorado 60, Baylor 58 — Askia Booker scored 19 points and the Buffaloes survived some dreadful foul shooting down the stretch to hold off the No. 16 Bears at the Charleston (S.C. ) Classic.
Evansville 66, Yale 56 — D.J. Balentine scored 16 points off the bench, and the host Purple Aces closed the game on a 13-2 run to seal its first victory of the season at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Harvard 79, Manhattan 45 — Laurent Rivard had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, Siyani Chambers added 14 points and seven assists and Christian Webster scored 12 as the host Crimson cruised over the Jaspers.
Penn State 5, BC 2 — Kristen Mewis scored twice to become the Eagles’ all-time leading scorer with 39 goals, but the top-seeded Lady Lions overwhelmed BC in the second round of the NCAA Division 1 tournament. Penn State’s Maya Hayes scored twice in the first half and Mallory Weber added another goal to put the Lions up, 3-0.