LINCOLN, Neb. -- Kelsey Griffin scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 22 Nebraska past Baylor (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today; No. 13 AP) 76-67 on Saturday.
Nebraska (19-4, 7-2 Big 12) opened the game with a 16-2 run and never trailed.
Baylor (19-4, 6-3) cut the Huskers lead to one at 32-31 with 3:03 remaining in the first half. But that was as close as the Bears could get. Baylor, shooting 45 percent this season, was held to 32 percent shooting.
Leading 38-33 at halftime, Nebraska took control with a 15-4 run to open the second half.
Baylor cut the lead to 10 on Bernice Mosby's free throws with 10:37 left.
But Griffin had a 3-point play in which she twice shot, twice missed but got her own rebounds. She scored on her third try and was fouled on the play.
Baylor got as close as five after a Latara Darrett hit a 3-pointer, and Jessika Bradley made two free-throws after an away-from-the-ball foul on the same play. That made the score 72-67 with 1:01 left.
Keira Hardy and Ashley Ford each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to preserve the Huskers victory.
Mosby, the Big 12's second-leading scorer, had just 3 points -- 16 under her season average. Nebraska's Danielle Page played a key role in the defensive effort, blocking a school-record nine shots.
Angela Tisdale led Baylor with 18 points. Danielle Wilson had 14 points for the Bears, Darrett finished with 11 points and Jhasmin Player added 10 points.
Hardy had 19 points for Nebraska.