Baylor's Brittney Griner Scores Big 12-Record 50 Points vs. Kansas State

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IMarch 4, 2013

Mar 04, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears center Brittney Griner (42) celebrates scoring 50 points during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at the Ferrell Center.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It was close, but the Kansas State Lady Wildcats eventually pulled away, knocking off Brittney Griner, 68-50, Monday night. 

Unfortunately for those Wildcats, Griner's teammates pitched in another 40, capping off the superstar's epic night with a 90-68 win for Baylor in Waco, Texas.

Her box score verged on comedic. In 38 minutes, the 6'8" senior went 21-of-28 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line en route to 50 points. She also chipped in six rebounds, two assists and two blocks, as top-ranked Baylor finished the regular season at 29-1 overall and 18-0 in the Big 12, their second consecutive undefeated conference title. 

Griner continued her assault on the record books with the unbelievable performance, as illustrated by ESPN Stats & Info:

There's simply no woman on the planet at this level who can stop the Lady Bears star.

Griner saw double-, triple- and even quadruple-teams from Kansas State, but with the 6'8" dominant specimen literally towering above everyone else, there was seriously no way to slow her down. 

The 50-point effort in Griner's final collegiate regular-season game is a storybook ending for a truly marvelous career. 

"It means everything to just go out with a bang like that," Griner said. "Got a dunk finally at home, scored 50. I mean there's not a better way to go out."

Last season, Griner averaged 23.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 5.2 blocks to lead the Bears to a national championship. Before Monday night's outing, she was averaging another 22.3 points (fourth in the nation), 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 4.1 blocks (second in the nation).

With performances like this, which further cement her status as the best women's college basketball player of all time, a repeat national championship looks inevitable for No. 1 Baylor.

Related

    2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year semifinalists announced

    Women's College Basketball logo
    Women's College Basketball

    2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year semifinalists announced

    NCAA.com
    via NCAA.com

    Oregon State's prolific center Marie Gulich headlines women's basketball players of the week

    Women's College Basketball logo
    Women's College Basketball

    Oregon State's prolific center Marie Gulich headlines women's basketball players of the week

    NCAA.com
    via NCAA.com

    Women's college basketball: Minnesota earns Team of the Week honors after top-25 wins

    Women's College Basketball logo
    Women's College Basketball

    Women's college basketball: Minnesota earns Team of the Week honors after top-25 wins

    NCAA.com
    via NCAA.com

    Women's basketball Top 16 reveal: UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame remain top seeds

    Women's College Basketball logo
    Women's College Basketball

    Women's basketball Top 16 reveal: UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame remain top seeds

    NCAA.com
    via NCAA.com