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The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman, Associated Press
Baylor's Brittney Griner, left, pulls down a rebound over Texas Tech's Kierra Mallard during their NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 21 points to lead No. 1 Baylor over Texas Tech 72-64 on Wednesday.

Texas Tech cut the lead to 69-63 when Monique Smalls stole the ball from Odyssey Sims in the backcourt and made a layup with 1:12 remaining.

But Griner, who finished 7 of 16 from the field with eight blocks, hit a short jumper from the left side to put the Lady Bears back up by eight 71-63 and seal the win.

Baylor worked the ball inside to the 6-foot-8 Griner, who was able to pass the ball out or work her way in for easy layups.

Destiny Williams scored 16 points and got a career-high 16 rebounds for Baylor (18-0, 5-0).

Christine Hyde scored 15 points to lead the Lady Raiders (14-3, 2-3), who dropped their third straight conference game.