Baylor women lose to Stanford, snaps 42-game winning streak

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Baylor center Brittney Griner saw her last-second shot bounce of the iron as time ran out, losing to No. 4 Stanford 71-69 Friday evening in Honolulu, as part of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

The loss snapped Baylor’s remarkable 42 game-winning streak. The Bears went 40-0 last season, claiming a national championship. Baylor’s streak was the fifth-longest in women’s college basketball history.

Baylor’s last loss came against Texas A&M in the 2011 Elite Eight.

Stanford jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first half. Griner did all she could to bring Baylor back into the game, scoring 18 of her team-high 22 points in the second half.

This game was a rematch of April’s Final Four when the Bears defeated the Cardinal 59-47.

Four players scored in double-figures for Stanford, lead by Chiney Ogwumike’s team-high 18 points. Ogwumike scored a layup with under 30 seconds remaining to make it a two-possession game.

Stanford has made a habit of snapping lengthy winning streaks. On Dec. 31, 2010, Stanford put UConn’s record-breaking, 90 game-winning streak to an end with a 71-59 victory.

Griner and Baylor will look to snap the current one-game losing streak against Tennessee-Martin on Sunday.

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Arizona’s Tarczewski out 4-to-6 weeks

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Arizona will be without senior center Kaleb Tarczewski for 4-to-6 weeks, the school announced on Tuesday. The 7-foot Tarczewski suffered a stress reaction and strained muscle to his left foot and he’ll have some time to heal before the main portion of the Pac-12 conference schedule.

The experienced Tarczewski was averaging 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game before going down with injury. Without the senior in the lineup, Arizona fell to Providence in the Wooden Legacy last week. Without Tarczewski in the lineup, the Wildcats could turn to center Dusan Ristic while forward Ryan Anderson has had some solid outings this season.

Missing Tarczewski for the rest of non-conference play will hurt but he’ll get to rest and recover for the stretch run while the Wildcats can mix in some new frontcourt pieces.

London Perrantes out for Virginia against Ohio State

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Virginia guard London Perrantes will miss Tuesday night’s game against Ohio State after having an appendectomy on Sunday (Nov. 29).

In a release from the school, it isn’t known if Perrantes will be able to play on Saturday against William & Mary.

The point guard was averaging 10 points, 5.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game this season. Without an experienced guard like Perrantes in the lineup, Virginia could see their better-looking offense slow down a bit. Malcolm Brogdon will probably carry more of the burden on offense and it will be interesting to see who head coach Tony Bennett asks to step up in place of Perrantes.