DALLAS — Brittney Griner had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor held off a furious late charge by Oklahoma State for a 77-69 victory in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Sunday.
Oklahoma State trailed by 17 after Baylor guard Odyssey Sims converted a nifty three-point play with 15 minutes left, but the Cowgirls (21-10) cut it to 72-69 with 1:34 remaining when Tiffany Bias converted a steal into a breakaway layup.
Big East Tournament
No. 2 Notre Dame 75, South Florida 66
HARTFORD, Conn. — Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and 20 rebounds to help Notre Dame beat South Florida in the Big East women’s tournament quarterfinals.
Skylar Diggins, the Big East player of the year, added 15 points for the Irish — who have won a school record 24 straight games. They will face No. 13 Louisville in the semifinals Monday night.
No. 3 Connecticut 94, DePaul 61
HARTFORD, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 21 points to lead a balanced offense as Connecticut beat DePaul in the Big East tournament.
Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each added 16 points for the Huskies.
No. 13 Louisville 62,
St. John’s 55
HARTFORD, Conn. — Sara Hammond had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help Louisville beat St. John’s.
No. 6 Duke 92,
No. 15 North Carolina 73
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Freshman Alexis Jones scored a career-high 24 points and Duke claimed its eighth Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title by routing North Carolina in the championship game.
Elizabeth Williams also had 24 points and Haley Peters scored 17 for the Blue Devils.