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Griner, Baylor Win Title, Cap Perfect 40-0 Season

Baylor star dominates NCAA women's championship game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2012 12:08 AM CDT
Griner, Baylor Win Title, Cap Perfect 40-0 Season
Baylor center Brittney Griner cuts the net down during the NCAA Women's championship game against Notre Dame, in Denver, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Baylor won the championship 80-61.   (Eric Gay)

(Newser) – Brittney Griner's place in women's basketball history is secure. Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, she towered over the competition all season long to earn player of the year and outstanding player of the NCAA tournament honors. She was simply dominant in adding national champion to her resume last night.

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Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks to lead Baylor to an 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season for the Lady Bears. "Brittney Griner, whether she won today or not, will go down in the history of the women's game as, if not the greatest post player, one of the greatest," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "I'm so glad she has that ring now." (Read more Baylor Bears stories.)

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