March 24, 2012
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#1/1  BAYLOR 83, #15/13  GEORGIA TECH 68
WELLS FARGO ARENA DES MOINES, IOWA
MARCH 24, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 7,941
The Baylor is 25-9 all time in NCAA Championship games and 4-3 in Sweet 16 games, all under Kim Mulkey.
Baylor advances to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight for the third straight year and fourth time in program history.
Baylor is the fifth team in the NCAA era to reach the 37-win mark in a single-season: 39--Tennessee, 1998; Connecticut, 2002, 2009, 2010; 37--Connecticut, 2003, Baylor, 2012.
Baylor's Baylor 37-0 start to the season ranks as the fifth-best start since 1982; following Tennessee's 39-0 mark in 1998 and UConn's 39-0 mark in 2002, 2009 and 2010. It's the first 37-0 by a Division I team since UConn in 2010.
Brittney Griner's second half dunk is just the fourth in NCAA Women's Tournament history, Tennessee's Candace Parker threw two down vs. Army in 2006, while Griner recorded one vs. Florida and one vs. Georgia Tech.
Griner ties Parker for most dunks by a female with seven.
The 37-0 record is the best in program history and keeps Baylor as the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I.
Baylor's 37 victories extends its program record, bettering last season's 34 wins.
With today's Lady Bear victory, Kim Mulkey's career record now stands at 335-79.
The Lady Bears own the longest active win streak (37) in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
Baylor is 75-4 over its last 79 games.
BU is now 1-0 vs. Georgia Tech.
Baylor's senior class, Terran Condrey, Ashley Field and Lindsay Palmer, are 128-19 (.870) in their four years at Baylor.
The Lady Bears are 10-0 vs. ranked opponents this season.
Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in 212 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006 against Maryland.
Baylor has now won 111 straight games when scoring 70 or more points. BU is 252-13 under Kim Mulkey when scoring 70 or more points.
The Lady Bears have won 93 straight games when putting 80 or more points on the scoreboard including a 157-3 mark under Mulkey.
Brittney Griner (35 pts.) has scored in double-figures in 77 straight games and in 107 of 109 in her career. She recorded her 24th 20-point game of the season and 66th of her career, it marks her fourth 30-point performance of the season and 10th of her career.
Griner registers 16th double-double of the season, 42nd of her career.
With her six blocks tonight, Griner extends her NCAA Championship career block record to 77.