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.