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Lady Bears Blowout UCSB in NCAA 1st Round

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (March 18, 2012) -- Brittney Griner scored 14 points in only 22 minutes, and top-seeded Baylor rolled to an 81-40 win over 16th-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday.

Brooklyn Pope scored 13 points for the Lady Bears (35-0) and Destiny Williams added 12. Odyssey Sims contributed 10. Baylor has not lost since falling in the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA tournament.

Emilie Johnson scored 10 points for UCSB (17-16) but the Gauchos were as overmatched as expected. They swarmed Griner early and prevented her from dominating, but Baylor has plenty of other options.

The Lady Bears move on to the second round, where they'll face ninth-seeded Florida on Tuesday night.


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