Shanay Washington and Brittney Griner shared the same goals and aspirations when they joined the Baylor women’s basketball team in the fall of 2009.
They joined guards Kimetria Hayden and Jordan Madden to form a recruiting class that would help the Bears to the NCAA championship last year. But while Griner, Hayden and Madden aim for a national championship repeat as seniors, Washington sits at the end of the Lady Bears bench, wearing street clothes.
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Texas at Baylor
Noon, 1300, FSSW
About this game: Fussell has totaled 53 points in the past two games, lifting her season average from 13.2 to a team-leading 14.5 ppg. … Although Baylor coasted to a 75-48 victory over Texas on Feb 9 in Austin, McGee-Stafford pulled down 18 rebounds. … Texas (10-15, 3-11 Big 12) had five starters score in double figures for just the second time this season in Wednesday’s 93-83 victory over Kansas. Fussell scored 26 points, her fifth game of 20 points or more this season. … Davenport has scored in double figures five straight games. … This marks Baylor’s first game since the Lady Bears topped No. 3 Connecticut 76-70 Monday night in Hartford. Griner had 25 points, giving her 3,000 for her career. … Baylor (25-1, 14-0) ranks No. 1 in the country in field-goal percentage (.504) and second in scoring (81.5.).