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WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner had 30 points even after sitting on the bench the final 9 minutes of the first half, and top-seeded Baylor beat West Virginia 82-68 on Tuesday night to advance to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the sixth time in eight years.
Baylor (33-2) already had a 14-point lead and Griner had 10 points when she picked up her second foul, but West Virginia managed to only trim that deficit to 11 by halftime.
Griner started the second half with an easy layup after a lob pass from Odyssey Sims. When the Mountaineers (24-10) later scored nine straight points, Griner ended that surge with a blocked shot followed by a strong inside basket.
Baylor next plays Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Liz Repella had 29 points for West Virginia.
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