No. 1 Baylor women set to host second-ranked UConn

Brittney Griner has been looking forward to another shot against

Connecticut. She’ll get her chance when top-ranked Baylor faces the

No. 2 Huskies on Sunday.

The two teams met early last season with the rankings reversed

and UConn escaped with a one-point victory in Hartford, rallying

from a late eight-point deficit. The 6-foot-8 phenom felt the loss

was her fault. Griner was just 5-for-13 from the free throw line,

including some key misses down the stretch, allowing UConn to rally

for the 65-64 win.

She hasn’t been missing much of anything this season, leading

Baylor to victory after victory. Griner is averaging 22.8 points,

10.7 rebounds and 4.9 blocks in just 30 minutes a game this season

for the Lady Bears (10-0). She’s also shooting 73 percent from the

line.