Brittney Griner scored 25 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to help No. 1 Baylor rally and beat third-ranked Connecticut 76-70 on Monday night, extending the visiting Lady Bears' winning streak to 23 games.
Griner became the eighth player in Division I history to reach the milestone, doing it on two free throws with 1:05 left.
The defending national champion Lady Bears' only loss this season came in Hawaii against Stanford back in November. Baylor (25-1) went 40-0 last season en route to the school's second national championship.
EKU's Turner hits 8 threes
Junior guard Allie Turner made eight three-pointers — one shy of the school record — and scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Morehead State women's basketball team to a 68-54 victory over visiting Jacksonville State.
Turner was 8-for-10 from long range. Morehead State hit 11 threes to move past 200 for the sixth consecutive season.
The Eagles improved to 9-18 overall, 5-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Jacksonville State remained winless at 0-26, 0-14 in the OVC.
Eastern Kentucky 61, Tennessee Tech 55: Host EKU (16-8, 10-3 OVC) took advantage of a late Tennessee Tech scoring drought and took over first place in the East Division. Alex Jones had nine points and a game-high 15 rebounds for Eastern. Tennessee Tech fell to 15-11, 9-4.
Florida Gulf Coast 68, Northern Kentucky 53: Sarah Hansen had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting Florida Gulf Coast (22-5, 15-0 Atlantic Sun) to its 16th consecutive win. Tiara Hopper scored 18 points for NKU (11-12 overall, 8-6).
Ex-Duke player dead at 44
Duke says former star Phil Henderson has died. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that Henderson's mother told him that her son died Sunday at his home in the Philippines at the age of 44. No cause of death was given.
Henderson was a senior captain and the leading scorer on the 1989-90 Duke team that lost to UNLV in the national title game.
Former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was arrested Monday and charged with failing to file his North Carolina state income taxes for three years.
Lowe didn't file returns in 2009, 2010 and 2011 — the last three years he coached the Wolfpack, according to the state Department of Revenue. He was booked at the Wake County jail Monday and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond on the misdemeanor charges.
Lowe is currently an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz.
Around the nation
California: Coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 on Monday for shoving one of his own players in the chest during a game Sunday. The conference announced he will not be suspended. "Pac-12 coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit on the institution and the conference," Commissioner Larry Scott said.
Mississippi State: Forward Roquez Johnson has been suspended indefinitely after the school says he violated team rules. The 6-foot-7 sophomore is averaging 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds this season.