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In her last regular-season home game, Griner had a dunk along with her Big 12 single-game record 50 points. Donovan’s career high was also 50 points.

Griner is the Big 12’s career scoring leader with 3,203 points (22.1 per game), though that is actually second in Baylor history behind the 3,861 that Suzie Snider Eppers had from 1973-77, again in the AIAW era. Griner is second on the NCAA scoring list, 190 short of mark held by Jackie Stiles of Missouri State.

Still, the blocks are what excite Griner.

“Even when I first started playing, that was the case,” said Griner, who didn’t start playing organized basketball until she was in ninth grade. “I love blocked shots. … Definitely, that’s the one (record) I care about the most.”

She got her 664th block Jan. 26 against Oklahoma, surpassing the NCAA record that had been held by Louella Tomlinson for St. Mary’s in California from 2007-11.

When asked, Mulkey said there is no way to quantify the difference between the blocks by Griner and Donovan.

“It’s like comparing your children, you can’t really,” Mulkey said. “Just different rules, different era. I don’t know how you can. … I was part of the AIAW myself, so I’m sensitive to that era as well, and I recognize that.”

Well, what about when they were still playing, did Mulkey ever have a shot blocked by Donovan?

“I don’t know. I have no idea. I can’t remember that far back,” Mulkey said. “I was probably smart enough not to shoot it around her.”


AP Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg contributed to this report.