The Baylor Lady Bears started slow in the first half on the road, but outscored Connecticut by 13 after a flagrant one foul was called on Brittney Griner in the 76-70 victory.
Griner and Odyssey Sims were 3 of 18 in the first half with the Lady Bears being down 3 at half. In the second half the defensive intensity picked up and Griner took over with 21 second half points.
In what was a physical game Baylor's athleticism took over in the second half with ball movement from Niya Johnson and Alexis Prince allowing Sims to get free and create on the offensive end.
Brooklyn Pope was able to feast on assists from the UConn double teams on Griner and ended the night with 18 points and 9 rebounds.