Griner's 29 points lead No. 1 Baylor to 20th win

STEPHEN HAWKINS - AP Basketball Writer
The Associated Press
Texas' Kathleen Nash (5) attempts to defend against a shot by Baylor's Brittney Griner (42) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Waco, Texas.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Texas' Kathleen Nash (5) attempts to defend against a shot by Baylor's Brittney Griner (42) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Waco, Texas.

Brittney Griner scored 29 points, missed a dunk and outscored Texas by herself in the first half, leading the top-ranked Lady Bears to their 20th straight victory with a 96-68 rout on Saturday.

She added 12 rounds for her 23rd career double-double and had seven blocked shots. She didn't play the final 10 minutes of the lopsided game.

The Lady Bears (23-1, 10-0 Big 12) were in control by halftime with a 50-22 lead. Griner already had 23 points, making 8 of 9 shots and all seven free throws to go with seven rebounds and six blocks.

Texas (16-8, 5-5) had won five in a row.

Griner, who had four dunks last season, had the ball on the baseline midway through the first half. The 6-foot-8 sophomore sensation went up from basically a standing position, but the ball didn't quite get over the rim. Griner still scored, grabbing the miss for a quick putback and a 20-12 lead.