Griner leads Baylor to opening NCAA win

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  WACO, Texas (AP) - Brittney Griner and Brooklyn Pope each had 17 points as top-seeded Baylor opened the NCAA tournament with a 66-30 victory Sunday night over Prairie View, whose miserable shooting translated into the lowest-scoring half ever in the tournament.

   The Lady Bears (32-2) raced out to a 16-0 lead at home while Prairie View (21-12) missed its first 12 shots before finally getting a layup from Waco native Robin Jones more than 9 minutes into the game. 

   Baylor, which went to the Final Four last season when the 6-foot-8 Griner was a freshman, led 34-8 at halftime. That was the fewest points in a half ever by a women's team in an NCAA tournament game.

   Griner also had eight rebounds and six blocks in her team-high 28 minutes.


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