Baylor 87, Lamar 65

I hate to sound like a broken record, but this piece includes some very interesting quotes:

“You just don’t have an answer for Griner,” Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said of Baylor’s post. “And if you do, you don’t have an answer for Melissa Jones. And I think Melissa Jones is one of the very best basketball players in the whole country.”

Lamar had no answer for Griner on either end. She repeatedly reached over smaller opponents to grab offensive rebounds and anchored Baylor’s defense by tying her career high for blocked shots.

“That kid is phenomenal,” Tidwell said. “We took it in there and she would send it right back. It’s sort of like Lew Alcindor before he became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….”

I agree about Melissa Jones.

Meanwhile, the ESPN/USA Today top five remains the same:

1. Connecticut
2. Stanford
3. Ohio State
4. North Carolina
5. Tennessee

It’s already a very interesting season.