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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) It had been a while since Brittney Griner and Baylor faced a true test on the court.The top-ranked Lady Bears and their 6-foot-8 star passed a tough one Monday night, rallying to beat No. 3 Connecticut 76-70 in a women's basketball showdown that certainly lived up to its billing.Griner scored 21 of her 25 points in the second half, including the 3,000th of her career, to extend Baylor's winning streak to 23 games. The reigning AP player of the year became the eighth women's player in Division I history to reach the milestone, doing it on two free throws with 1:05 left.``Just got more aggressive,'' Griner said. ``Coach told me I need to be more aggressive in the paint, go to the goal, so that's what I did.''Baylor (25-1) went 40-0 last season en route to the school's second national championship, and its only loss this season...

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