Stanford snapped defending national champion Baylor’s 42-game winning streak Friday, taking a 71-69 victory when player of the year Brittney Griner missed a short turnaround at the buzzer at the Rainbow Wahine tournament in Honolulu.
Griner scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, helping the Lady Bears (2-1) 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 season.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal (3-0), which lost to Baylor in the national semifinals last season by 12 points. Her reverse layup gave Stanford a four-point lead with 22 seconds to go.
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Colorado 60, No. 16 Baylor 58: Askia Booker scored 19 points, and the Buffaloes (3-0) survived 4-of-18 shooting from the free-throw line in upsetting the Bears (3-1) at the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.
Oregon State 66, Purdue 58: Bronx native Devon Collier capped a high-scoring homecoming with a career-best 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Beavers (3-1) held off Purdue (1-3) in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic in New York.
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Ronald Roberts had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s (2-0) to a 79-70 overtime victory over No. 20 Notre Dame (2-1) in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Kyle Wiltjer hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Alex Poythress added a career-high 22 and No. 3 Kentucky (2-1) used 11-of-19 shooting from 3-point range in routing Lafayette (2-1),101-49.
Vaunted UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is eligible to play for the Bruins immediately after the NCAA reinstated him following an appeal from the university. Junior college transfer Marc-Antoine Bourgault, a 6-6 shooter from France, has been declared eligible to play for St. John’s.McClatchy news services