Baylor women beat Stanford to reach NCAA women's title game

Baylor women beat Stanford to reach NCAA women's title game

April 1st, 2012 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

DENVER - Brittney Griner had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead unbeaten Baylor to a 59-47 win over Stanford on Sunday night and into the women's NCAA championship game.

Baylor (39-0) is one victory from becoming the seventh team to finish unbeaten and has a chance at being the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season.

The Lady Bears will face Notre Dame on Tuesday night for the title. The Irish beat UConn 83-75 in an overtime thriller in the first semifinal. Baylor and Notre Dame met in the preseason WNIT final, with the Lady Bears winning in Waco 94-81 on Nov. 17. Stanford (35-2) fell short in the Final Four for the fifth straight season, ending its school-record 32-game winning streak.