WACO, Texas (AP) - Preseason All-American Brittney Griner had 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in 21 minutes, as No. 2 Baylor beat Texas A&M-International 107-26 on Friday night.
"We got to play everybody," head coach Kim Mulkey said. "When you play everybody, everybody is happy, and when you win by a big margin, everybody is happy."
The Lady Bears jumped out to a 22-0 lead before the Dust Devils' put a free throw on the board at the 12:34 mark of the first half. Baylor held a 55-11 lead at the break.
Two hours before tip-off, Baylor announced that starting point guard Kelli Griffin had quit the team.
"Kelli just didn't show up at practice this week and just doesn't want to play basketball anymore," Mulkey said.
Starr Spencer, Christina Tristan and Erika Rosas scored 4 each for Texas A&M-International.
Baylor scored the first 22 points of the game and was up 35-5 with 7:44 to play in the first half. Baylor led 55-11 at halftime. After opening the second half on a 21-2 run, Baylor eventually went ahead 100-22 on a 3-pointer by freshman Makenzie Robertson, Mulkey's daughter.
The Lady Bears will open regular-season play on Friday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. against Florida International.