Baylor Lady Bears with ESPN 04/02/10
Press conference for the Baylor Lady Bears.
Baylor vs. Arizona State
Only returning starting from 2008-09 squad.
50 consecutive starts dating to last season, squad's longest active string; only Lady Bear to start all 37 games in 2009-10 ... Honorable mention 2010 coaches All-Big 12 pick was also named to Memphis Regional All-Tournament team ... Baylor's fourth-leading scorer (7.8 ppg) and rebounder (4.9 rpg) ranked No. 22 nationally in assist/turnover ratio (2.0) and No. 36 in assists (5.1 apg); was No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in both categories among Big 12 schools ... Her 362 career assists rank No. 7 on all-time BU chart tying her with Jennifer King (1989-93), is also No. 7 on career free throw percentage list at .774 which ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 ... Also ranked No. 13 in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds (4.5/game) ... 187 assists with 96 turnovers in 1,240 minutes for season; ranks No. 2 on Baylor single-season assists list ... Registered two or more assists in 35 of 37 starts with a season- and career-high 11 vs. Fresno State ... Grabbed five or more rebounds 20 times; 165 of 182 rebounds off defensive glass ... Played 30 or more minutes in 28, 2009-10 starts, including 14 of 16 Big 12 starts (586 of 645 minutes in league play with seven, 40-minute stints) ... Lady Bears are 16-4 all-time when Griffin scores in double-digits, including 9-3 in 2009-10 ... Hit 87.5 percent (21-of-24) at free throw line over last eight games, with eight straight makes, to move season mark to 75.7 percent ... Tallied seven points, eight rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes vs. No. 6 Duke ... Totaled 10 points, six rebounds, seven assists and no turnovers in 36 minutes vs. No. 3 Tennessee ... Registered 14 points and a career-high 11 assists in 37 minutes vs. Fresno State to record second career double-double ... Eight points, three rebounds, nine assists and four steals in 38 minutes vs. Colorado in Big 12 Championship first round ... Recorded consecutive double-figure scoring games for only second time on season with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes vs. No. 18 Texas and 12 points, five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes at Texas Tech ... Posted first career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes at No. 12 Oklahoma ... Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at No. 19 Texas ... Had 13 points, four assists and three rebounds in 40 minutes vs. No. 8 Texas A&M ... 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes at Missouri ... 12 points and five rebounds in 40-minute stint vs. No. 13 Oklahoma; first career back-to-back complete games ... Named to Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic All-Tournament team after helping Lady Bears to wins over No. 14 Arizona State and Gonzaga ... Season-high 15 points vs. No. 14 Arizona State.
Tallied 128 assists which ranks her No. 3 on BU's sophomore assist list behind Angela Tisdale (175) and Nicole Collins (129) ... After starting 13 straight games from Dec. 6 through Feb. 1, coming off the bench in wins at Nebraska and vs. No. 18 Kansas State, Griffin started the Lady Bears final 13 games at point ... Lady Bears were 20-4 on season when she scored five or more points, including 6-1 when she reached double-figures, and 25-3 when she collected two or more assists ... Led Lady Bears in assists (128) and dropped at least one dime in 33 games with 28 multi-assist outings, 10 of which were five or more assist performances ... Also led squad in free throw shooting (.793), while ranking No. 4 in minutes (29.1 mpg), No. 4 in steals (36) and T-No. 6 in scoring (6.9 ppg) ... 10 multi-steal games included a career-high five thefts vs. Texas Tech ... No. 61 nationally in assist/turnover ratio ... Ranked among Big 12 leaders in assist/turnover ratio (No. 6, 1.5), assists (No. 7, 3.7 apg) and free throw percentage (No. 8, .793) ... Connected on 82.0 percent (50-of-61) of her free throws over last 20 games ... 19 stints of 30+ minutes on season include a career-high 41 minutes at Oklahoma State ... 25 assists and 16 turnovers in 198 minutes over Baylor's six (three Big 12, three NCAA) 2009 postseason games ... Seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 40 minutes vs. No. 7 Louisville in Sweet 16 ... Career-high 21 points, included game-winning lay-in with 0.5 seconds left vs. No. 16 South Dakota State in second-round NCAA Tournament contest ... Six points and two assists in 17 minutes vs. UTSA in BU's first-round NCAA Tournament win before fouling out for first time this season ... Averaged 6.3 points and 5.7 assists in BU's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title run with 17 assists and just nine turnovers in 103 minutes ... Dished out seven assists vs. No. 10 Texas A&M in Big 12 title game ... 11 points and seven assists in 40 minutes vs. No. 10 Texas A&M ... Against Texas Tech in Waco, she registered career-highs in both assists (eight) and steals (five) with just one turnover in 32 minutes ... Returned to the starting five at Oklahoma State and played a career-high 41 minutes with NO turnovers ... Came off the bench at Nebraska and registered a career-high 14 points and three assists in 24 minutes ... Scored Baylor's last eight points at Nebraska, six of which were from the foul line, and hit 10-of-10 at the stripe for the contest to equal the sixth-best single-game effort in school history ... Career-high eight rebounds in 32 minutes vs. No. 2 Oklahoma in Waco ... Scored 13 points to go with six assists in 32 minutes off the pine in Lady Bears' win over No. 2 Stanford.
Started the last eight games of her true freshman season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 assists in 22.0 minutes per game over that stretch ... Saw action in all 32 games as a Lady Bear rookie ... Registered a career-high 11 points, three rebounds, a career-high tying three steals and three assists in a career-high 30 minute stint vs. Colorado ... Drew first career start against No. 10 Oklahoma in Waco; responded with six points, four rebounds and two assists in a career-high 27 minutes ... Played 10 or more minutes in 24 of 32 appearances ... 47 of 59 rebounds on season off defensive glass.
Tore ACL in May 2006 and spent her senior season rehabilitating the injury ... Earned District 24-5A first-team honors all four years in high school ... Three-time district MVP ... Scored 14.5 points, grabbed 4.7 rebounds, dished out 4.7 assists and registered 3.8 steals as a junior ... Was Texas Hoops' top-ranked player in the class of 2007 prior to her ACL injury ... Named first-team All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle.
Full name is Kelli Danielle Griffin ... Daughter of Madine Griffin of Pearland, Texas, and Glendale Griffin ... Born Feb. 7, 1989, in Dallas, Texas ... Has two siblings: Davenger (21) and Glendale (17) ... Selected Baylor over Duke, Stanford, Oklahoma and Texas A&M ... Chose Baylor because of its coaches, players and the fact that it's a great Baptist school ... Spare time activities include watching movies, talking on the phone, hanging out with friends and spending time with her mom ... Active in Black History Club ... Future plans include managing a large business ... General studies major.