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Griner shows passing prowess

– Brittney Griner strolled up the court with coach Kim Mulkey hollering from the sideline: “Score first, pass second.”

Griner was just in a passing sort of mood Saturday.

The 6-foot-8 star barely missed her second triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high nine assists, and No. 1 Baylor built a quick 25-point lead in a dominating 80-47 victory against Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women’s tournament.

Griner’s effort came five days after she scored a Big 12-record 50 points and had a dunk in a win over the Wildcats in her final regular-season home game.

“I’m telling you, I’m a point guard by heart,” said Griner, whose previous triple double came on points, rebounds and blocks. “My freshman year, I had a lot of turnovers, so my assists weren’t really too good. But now my teammates do a great job of cutting and letting me find them.”

No. 6 DUKE 72, No. 23 FLORIDA STATE 66: In Greensboro, N.C., Haley Peters had 17 points and 13 rebounds – including the go-ahead basket with 4:06 left – to help the Blue Devils (29-2) reach the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament finals.

No. 7 KENTUCKY 60, No. 12 GEORGIA 38: In Duluth, Ga., Jennifer O’Neill sank three-pointers on each end of a 15-0 run early in the second half as the Wildcats (27-4) earned a spot in the SEC tournament championship game.

No. 11 DAYTON 74, GEORGE WASHINGTON 49: In Philadelphia, Andrea Hoover scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Flyers (27-1) advanced to the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament semifinals.

No. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 72, No. 10 MARYLAND 65: In Greensboro, N.C., Latifah Coleman scored 15 of her career-high 17 points in the final 6-plus minutes as the Tar Heels advanced to the ACC finals. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 points for third-seeded North Carolina (28-5).

No. 19 TEXAS A&M 66, No. 9 TENNESSEE 62: In Duluth, Ga., Courtney Williams’ jumper with 33 seconds remaining gave the Aggies the lead and they went on to end the Vols’ bid for a fourth straight Southeastern Conference championship. Courtney Walker had 18 points to lead four scorers in double figures for Texas A&M (23-9).

No. 20 GREEN BAY 80, MILWAUKEE 56: In Milwaukee, Lydia Bauer scored 22 points as the Phoenix completed an undefeated Horizon League season. Green Bay (26-2, 16-0) has won 21 in a row.

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