March 26, 2012
Box Score |
#1/1  BAYLOR 77, #9/7  TENNESSEE 58
WELLS FARGO ARENA • DES MOINES, IOWA
MARCH 26, 2012 • ATTENDANCE: 9,068
• Baylor advanced to the NCAA Championship Final Four for the second time in three years and third time overall. Baylor won the national championship in 2005 in Indianapolis and was eliminated by UConn in the semifinals in 2010 in San Antonio.
• Baylor is 26-9 in the NCAA Tournament and is 3-1 in Elite Eight games.
• The 38-0 record is the best in program history and keeps Baylor as the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I.
• Baylor’s 38 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 336-79.
• The Lady Bears own the longest active win streak (38) in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
• Baylor is 76-4 over its last 80 games.
• BU is now 4-2 vs. Tennessee, including four straight.
• Brittney Griner was named the Most Outstanding Player and Odyssey Sims and Destiny Williams were named to the Des Moines Region All-Tournament team.
• Baylor’s senior class of Terran Condrey, Ashley Field and Lindsay Palmer are 129-19 (.872) in their four years at Baylor.
• The Lady Bears are 11-0 vs. ranked opponents this season.
• Baylor hasn't allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in 213 straight games, dating back to March 25, 2006 against Maryland.
• Baylor has now won 112 straight games when scoring 70 or more points. BU is 253-13 under Kim Mulkey when scoring 70 or more points.
• Brittney Griner (23 pts.) has scored in double-figures in 78 straight games and in 108 of 110 in her career. She recorded her 25th 20-point game of the season and 67th of her career.
• Griner registered the 17th double-double of the season, 43rd of her career (23 pts./15 reb.).
• With her nine blocks tonight, Griner extends her NCAA Championship career blocks record to 86.
• Odyssey Sims (27 points) recorded her 28th double-digit scoring effort of the season and the 50th of her career.
• Sims also tallied her ninth 20-point game of season, 16th of career.
• Kimetria Hayden (18 pts.) delivered her 16th double-digit scoring game of the season and 29th of her career.