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Baylor edges Texas Tech to remain undefeated

Feb 19, 2012 - 4:00 AM Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Brittney Griner filled the stat sheet with 18 points, 14 rebounds, six blocks and five assists as No. 1 Baylor escaped with a 56-51 decision over Texas Tech to remain the nation's lone undefeated team.

Destiny Williams added 16 points and 10 boards for Baylor (27-0, 14-0 Big 12), which clinched at least a share of its first back-to-back and third all-time conference title.

Texas A&M and Oklahoma are tied for second place in the Big 12 with identical 9-4 records.

Monique Smalls had 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Red Raiders (17-9, 5-9), while Kierra Mallard contributed 10 points in Texas Tech's fourth loss in six games.

Baylor opened the game with a 9-0 run to take the early lead, but Texas Tech responded with an 11-1 swing to go ahead, 11-10, just past the seven-minute mark of the opening half.

Texas Tech later held a 26-17 lead before Baylor recorded six of the next eight points to get within five and trailed, 35-30, at the break.

The Bears didn't make a shot from the floor over the opening four-plus minutes of the second half as Texas Tech stretched its lead to 39-32, but Terran Condrey snapped Baylor's offensive drought with a three-pointer, sparking a 9-2 run by the Bears to take a 42-41 lead.

A Chynna Brown trey put the Red Raiders back on top, but Condrey responded with another three and the Bears never trailed again.

After a Casey Morris jumper tied the game at 46 with a little over eight minutes left in the game, the Bears reeled off an 8-1 spurt to take control and Griner put the game away with a pair of free throws in the closing seconds.