(PhatzRadio / AP) —- Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor can now turn their attention to again winning the biggest prize.
In a matchup of the Big 12′s top two seeds, the Lady Bears (32-1) and their 6-foot-8 senior star easily earned another trophy in their dominating run through the Big 12.
Griner, already a two-time All-American, had 23 points by halftime, outscoring Iowa State by 10 points on her own.
Odyssey Sims added 20 points for Baylor, including three 3-pointers in the first 4 minutes after halftime.
Anna Prins had 20 points and Nikki Moody 12 for the Cyclones (23-8) in their first Big 12 title game since 2007.
Iowa State got off to a good start with Prins making a 3-pointer on its opening attempt before another long-range shot by Hallie Christofferson for a 6-5 lead. But the Cyclones then went more than 8 minutes without scoring, a span in which they missed six shots and had eight turnovers.
No. 1 Gonzaga 65, Saint Mary’s 51 — At Las Vegas: Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Gonzaga bolstered its case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament by routing Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference final.
(Sun Belt Conference)
Western Kentucky 65, Florida International 63 — At Hot Springs, Fla.: George Fant had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Western Kentucky earned its second straight NCAA tournament berth with a win in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
(Colonial Athletic Association)
James Madison 70, Northeastern 57 — At Richmond, Va.: A.J. Davis scored 26 points and James Madison put together an early 23-1 run before holding off a furious rally to beat Northeastern in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game.
Davidson 74, College of Charleston 55 — At Asheville, N.C.: De’Mon Brooks had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Davidson defended its Southern Conference championship with a wire-to-wire victory over College of Charleston.
(Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference)
Iona 60, Manhattan 57 — At Springfield, Mass.: Tre Bowman scored 20 points and Iona earned a berth in the NCAA tournament with a win over rival Manhattan in the MAAC championship game.