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Baylor, Duke Postgame Notes




March 29, 2010

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[4] BAYLOR (27-9) 51, [2] DUKE (30-6) 48
FEDEX FORUM • MEMPHIS, TENN.
MARCH 29, 2010

General Tournament Notes
• Baylor advances to the Final Four and will face the winner of the No. 1 seed Connecticut/No. 3 seed Florida State game on Sunday, April 4.
• Freshman center Brittney Griner was named the Memphis Regional Most Outstanding Player.
• Junior guard Kelli Griffin was named to the Memphis Regional All-Tournament Team.

Team Notes
• Baylor advances to its second Final Four in program history, with its previous appearance coming in 2005.
• Baylor is now 2-0 in Elite Eight games and 19-7 overall in NCAA tournament games.
• The Lady Bears improve to 27-9 on the season.
• The Lady Bears are 8-1 on neutral courts this season.
• Baylor is 1-0 against Duke and 3-1 versus top 10 teams this season.
• Baylor is 3-2 in games decided by five points or less this season.
• The Lady Bears held Duke to 15 field goals, marking the Blue Devils’ lowest total in a NCAA tournament game.
• The starting line-up of Washington, Griffin, Jones, Medlock and Griner is now 14-0 this year.
• The Lady Bears have held each of its opponents in the tournament to less than 35 percent shooting.
• Baylor held Duke without a field goal for the first 5:52 of the game.
• Baylor trailed, 26-21, at halftime, marking the first time in the tournament the Lady Bears trailed at the break. The Lady Bears are 3-5 this season when trailing at halftime.
• Baylor had just four second-chance points, tying its lowest of the season.
• The Lady Bears trailed by eight with five minutes left in the game before finishing the contest on a 13-2 run. Baylor held the Blue Devils without a field goal during the stretch.
• Griner’s layup with 44.2 seconds left in the game gave Baylor its first lead since the 2:43 mark of the first half.
• Griner recorded four blocks in the first half against Duke to tie former Blue Devil Alison Bales’ tournament record with 30 blocks. She added her record-setting 31st block of the tournament at the 14:44 mark of the second half and finished the game with nine blocks to bring her tournament total to 35.
• Griner finished the contest one block shy of a triple-double, with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks.
• Griner scored the first five points of the game for the Lady Bears and led all-scorers at halftime with 10 points.
• Junior guard Kelli Griffin moved into sole possession of second place on the school’s single-season assist chart after dishing out four against Duke, bringing her season total to 186. Baylor’s record is held by Sheila Lambert with 216.


 

 

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