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College roundup: Baylor’s Brittney Griner sets Big 12 record

Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women’s career scoring record, finishing with 40 points in top-ranked Baylor’s 90-60 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas.

It was the fourth career 40-point performance for Griner, who also had 15 rebounds for her 51st career double-double.

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Griner passed Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley for the record while scoring the first 4 points of the game, giving her 2,837 for her career. Riley had 2,835 points from 2007-2010.

Brooklyn Pope added 14 points for Baylor (19-1, 9-0).

Kelsi Baker scored 12 points for Texas Tech (16-5, 6-3), which had won four in a row.

It was the Lady Bears’ 31st consecutive Big 12 regular-season victory. Texas Tech was the last team to beat Baylor during the regular season, topping the Lady Bears in 2011.

Men

Michigan 68, Northwestern 46 — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and the No. 1 Wolverines (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) were nearly flawless at the start in rolling over the Wildcats (12-10, 3-6) at Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover. They didn’t commit a foul, either, until the final minute of the half.

Michigan took over the top spot in the Associated Press poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season. The Wolverines can now prepare for Saturday night’s showdown at No. 3 Indiana.

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