Latest Brittney Griner News

No. 21 Baylor women wallop Texas Tech on day of Griner uniform retirement ceremony

Feb. 18, 2024 19:08 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 11 points, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs scored 10 and No. 21 Baylor held Texas Tech to a season low in scoring, beating the Lady Raiders 61-32 on Sunday that saw Baylor retire the uniform of former player Brittney Griner. In an electric...

Fair continues climb on all-time scoring list and No. 19 Syracuse women hold off Virginia 85-79

Feb. 18, 2024 18:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — On the day Baylor University retired Brittney Griner’s number, Syracuse’s Dyaisha Fair moved a step closer to passing her on the all-time scoring list with 33 points and the 19th-ranked Orange held off Virginia for an 85-79 win on Sunday. The...

Brittney Griner's No. 42 jersey retired by Baylor in her 1st game on campus since she played

Feb. 18, 2024 18:04 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner's No. 42 jersey was retired by Baylor on Sunday, when the two-time AP national player of the year and career blocks leader attended a Bears home game for the first time since her senior season 11 years ago. The standout center even did an impromptu slam dunk. ...

Clark eyes NCAA career scoring record while Baylor set to retire Griner's jersey

Feb. 13, 2024 05:37 AM EST

It’s a busy week ahead as Caitlin Clark has her eyes set on breaking the NCAA scoring record while Brittney Griner will return home to Baylor to have her jersey retired. Clark needs eight points to pass Kelsey Plum for the most points ever scored in the NCAA era. She'll get her...

Olympic women's basketball qualifiers set to begin around the world

Feb. 07, 2024 14:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and France have already qualified for the Paris Olympics this summer in women's basketball. The 10 other spots are up for grabs this week in four qualifying tournaments that are spread throughout the world. Belgium, China, Hungary and Brazil will each host...

Dyaisha Fair lights it up with 38 points, No. 21 Syracuse women top Boston College 75-63

Feb. 04, 2024 14:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Dyaisha Fair scored a season-high 38 points, including 25 in the second half, and No. 21 Syracuse rallied past Boston College 75-63 in a Play4Kay game on Sunday. Fair buried three 3-pointers in four tries during a key stretch of the fourth quarter, helping the Orange...

No. 16 Louisville women beat No. 21 Syracuse 81-69 on milestone night for Orange's Dyaisha Fair

Feb. 01, 2024 21:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kiki Jefferson had 21 points and Nyla Harris totaled 18 points and 14 rebounds to guide No. 16 Louisville to an 81-69 victory over No. 21 Syracuse on a Thursday night that saw the Orange's Dyaisha Fair move into fifth place on the all-time scoring list. ...

Caitlin Clark moves into No. 2 on NCAA scoring list as No. 3 Iowa tops Northwestern 110-74

Feb. 01, 2024 08:04 AM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Caitlin Clark cruised right by Jackie Stiles and Kelsey Mitchell. Next up is Kelsey Plum. That's the only name above Clark on the NCAA women's basketball scoring list. Clark collected 35 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in front of a sellout...

Baylor to retire Brittney Griner's jersey against Texas Tech next month

Jan. 29, 2024 19:54 PM EST

Baylor will retire the jersey of former star Brittney Griner on Feb. 18 when the Bears host Texas Tech. Griner helped Baylor go 40-0 her junior year en route to a national championship and finished her college career with 3,283 points and 1,305 rebounds. She was the AP Player of the...

As US brings home large numbers of jailed Americans, some families are still waiting for their turn

Jan. 26, 2024 09:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By any standard, the past 18 months have been remarkable for getting wrongfully detained Americans home. There were major swaps with adversaries like Iran and Russia, including one that secured the freedom of WNBA star Brittney Griner, and a large prisoner exchange just last...