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Lady Bears 2011-12 Season Timeline

  • Griner

    WBB's Griner and Sims Named to Wade Watch List

    Aug. 23, 2011
    Baylor women's basketball players Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims have been named to the 25-member preseason "Wade Watch" list, for the State Farm Wade Trophy, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today. (read more)

  • Griner Action

    Griner Repeats as Big 12 Preseason POY

    Oct. 5, 2011
    Baylor's Brittney Griner was named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, highlighting the Conference's 2011-12 Women's Basketball preseason awards and Lady Bear sophomore point guard Odyssey Sims joined Griner on the league's Preseason All-Big 12 team. (read more)

  • Griner five

    Women's Basketball Tabbed to Win League

    Oct. 12, 2011
    Baylor was selected as the preseason favorite for the third consecutive year and fourth time in Conference history to win the 2011-12 Big 12 women's basketball regular season title, in a vote of the league's head coaches. (read more)

  • Griner shot

    Women's Hoops No. 1 in Preseason AP Poll

    Oct. 29, 2011
    Baylor, led by junior post Brittney Griner, is ranked at the top for the first time in the Associated Press' preseason women's basketball poll. (read more)

  • Jordan Madden

    Women's Hoops Rolls in Exhibition Win

    Oct. 31, 2011
    Baylor got off to a hot start offensively and blew past Western State (Colo.) College, 94-24, in exhibition play on Monday night at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. (read more)

  • Griner with ball

    WBB's Griner a Unanimous AP All-America Pick

    Nov. 1, 2011
    Junior Brittney Griner was a unanimous selection to the Associated Press' 2011-12 women's basketball preseason All-America team it was announced today. After being honored last season, Griner, a 6-8 post, becomes Baylor's first two-time AP preseason All-America selection, Sophia Young was a 2005 pick. (read more)

  • Destiny Williams

    Women's Hoops Drops SEU, 91-30

    Nov. 3, 2011
    No. 1 Baylor used its size and strength inside to outscore St. Edward's 54-10 in the paint en route to a 91-30 win in its final exhibition tune-up Thursday night at the Ferrell Center. (read more)

  • Sims

    No. 1 WBB Blows Past Howard in Season Opener

    Nov. 11, 2011
    Howard trailed No. 1 Baylor even before tipoff because of a technical foul. Things only got worse in the season opener once Brittney Griner and the Lady Bears really got their hands on the ball. Baylor scored the game's first 28 points, including the technical free throw because Howard didn't turn in its starting lineup in time, and went on to an 82-28 victory in a preseason WNIT game Friday night. (read more)

  • Mulkey hoisted

    Mulkey Picks Up 300th Win in 91-31 Victory Over UTC

    Nov. 13, 2011
    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey downplayed her 300th career win.

    "You know, that's a reflection of the kids you coach. I know my name goes by it, but truthfully it's just wins for our program," Mulkey said after her Baylor team dominated Chattanooga 91-31 on Sunday. "It's a reflection of the great players I've been allowed to coach. It's also a reflection of the university I work for, in that it's important that they allow me to go out and hire good assistant coaches." (read more)

  • Griner

    Top-Ranked WBB Too Much for UCLA, 83-50

    Nov. 17, 2011
    Brittney Griner had 18 points with 14 rebounds and Odyssey Simsscored 22 points for top-ranked Baylor in an 83-50 victory over No. 22 UCLA on Thursday night that sets up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the preseason WNIT championship game. (read more)

  • Team with trophy

    Griner Registers 32 as No. 1 WBB Defeats No. 2 Irish, 94-81

    Nov. 20, 2011
    Brittney Griner and Baylor have clearly established themselves as the No. 1 team - for now. While the Lady Bears can't reach their very stated goal of a national championship for more than four more months, they are already proving they may be very capable of doing that. Griner had 32 points and 14 rebounds, sophomore point guard Odyssey Sims had one of her best overall games after not starting, and Baylor defeated second-ranked Notre Dame 94-81 in the preseason WNIT championship game Sunday. (read more)

  • Griner rebound

    Griner Earns Big 12 Player of Week Honors

    Nov. 21, 2011
    Baylor's Brittney Griner was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Nov. 15-20. Griner was recognized for the 13th time in her career while Iowa State's Nikki Moody picked up her first Freshman of the Week honor. (read more)

  • Griner rebound

    Double-Doubles Help No. 1 WBB Blow Past Yale 109-59

    Nov. 22, 2011
    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey removed her entire starting lineup only a few minutes into the anticipated lopsided game against Yale. (read more)

  • Williams shot

    Griner Takes Over as WBB Rallies for Win Over Tennessee

    Nov. 27, 2011
    With Tennessee playing strong defense, Brittney Griner realized just her presence on the court wouldn't be enough for Baylor to win this one. So the preseason All-America focused just a little harder, and Griner scored 17 of her 26 points in the second half as the top-ranked Lady Bears pulled out a 76-67 win against the Lady Volunteers (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP). (read more)

  • Griner block

    Women's Hoops Breezes by Texas Southern, 91-39

    Nov. 30, 2011
    Brittney Griner had 23 points and 14 rebounds for her fifth double-double this season for top-ranked Baylor, which stretched its home winning streak to 27 games with a 91-39 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night. (read more)

  • Sims

    Griner, Sims Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

    Dec. 1, 2011
    Women's basketball players Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims have been named to the early-season watch list for the Women's Naismith Trophy the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. The 51-player list includes the top women's basketball players from 35 schools around the nation, and was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012 college basketball season. (read more)

  • Sims

    No. 1 WBB Routs Minnesota 89-60

    Dec. 4, 2011
    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey wasn't happy with her team's complacency after building a big lead over Minnesota. The top-ranked Lady Bears cruised to a 89-60 victory over Minnesota on Sunday in a Big12/Big Ten Challenge game. Yet Mulkey saw a lot to improve upon. (read more)

  • Griner shot

    No. 1 WBB Overpowers Milwaukee, 72-41

    Dec. 8, 2011
    Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims and Brooklyn Pope didn't get much help from the rest of their teammates. The performance of that trio was still plenty for top-ranked Baylor to win its 28th consecutive home game. Griner had 20 points while Sims (19 points, 11 assists) and Pope (18 points, 11 rebounds) both had double-doubles in a 72-41 victory Thursday night over Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (read more)

  • Pope

    Women's Hoops Flies Past Red Storm, 73-59

    Dec. 11, 2011
    After a great weekend in New York, Brittney Griner and Baylor now can turn their attention to the upcoming showdown with Connecticut. Griner had 17 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to help the No. 1 Lady Bears rally to beat St. John's 73-59 in the Maggie Dixon Classic on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. (read more)

  • Griner greets fans

    Griner, Sims Help WBB Drop No. 2 UConn, 66-61

    Dec. 18, 2011
    Brittney Griner can finally forget about those missed free throws in Baylor's one-point loss at Connecticut in another 1-2 matchup. This time, Griner was flawless from the line and scored 12 of her 25 points in the closing run that pushed the top-ranked Lady Bears past No. 2 UConn 66-61 on Sunday night. (read more)

  • Griner shooting

    Griner Named National Player of the Week

    Dec. 20, 2011
    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Baylor forward Brittney Griner as its Women's National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Dec. 18. The USBWA's weekly honor will be handed out each Tuesday through Feb. 21 this season. As the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week, Griner was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. (read more)

  • Griner

    Six Score in Double Figures as No. 1 WBB Rolls, 90-50

    Dec. 21, 2011
    Brittney Griner had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in just 24 minutes to help top-ranked Baylor beat McNeese State 90-50 on Wednesday night. Freshman Sune Agbuke also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor (12-0). It was a career high in both categories for her as well as minutes played - 20. (read more)

  • Williams

    Women's Hoops Rolls Past MVSU, 93-55

    Dec. 30, 2011
    Baylor's strong start put coach Kim Mulkey in an unusual position Friday night, which was in her seat instead of prowling the sideline. Top-ranked Baylor applied full-court pressure from the start and opened the game with a 12-0 run allowing Mulkey to stay in her seat for more than seven minutes of the first period during the Bears' 93-55 win over Mississippi Valley State. (read more)

  • Sims

    Sims, Griner Lead No. 1 WBB Over Missouri

    Jan. 4, 2012
    The top two post players in the Big 12 squared off on Wednesday night and it turned out to be not much of a contest at all. Brittney Griner scored 14 points--eight below her average--but pulled down nine rebounds and blocked eight shots to lead top-ranked Baylor over Missouri 90-46 in the conference opener for both teams. (read more)

  • Griner shooting

    Griner Tallies 26 as No. 1 WBB Stays Unbeaten

    Jan. 7, 2012
    Baylor and Iowa State both succeeded in what they wanted to do defensively. The difference was that No. 1 Baylor had Brittney Griner and Iowa State didn't. Griner scored 26 points and her teammates contributed just enough to carry the Lady Bears past Iowa State 57-45 on Saturday night. Baylor (15-0, 2-0 Big 12) continued the best start in school history but had to work to do it against the feisty Cyclones, who played deliberately and milked the shot clock. (read more)

  • Sims

    Griner, Sims Lead WBB Past Oklahoma State

    Jan. 11, 2012
    During one timeout in the first half, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey stood still while glaring at her team gathering on the bench. There were other moments when the frustration was clear on her face. Things changed drastically after halftime, when a close game became a 71-44 victory for the top-ranked Lady Bears over Oklahoma State. (read more)

  • Williams battles for the ball

    Post Play Keys WBB's 77-59 Road Win Over Texas

    Jan. 15, 2012
    Top-ranked Baylor's run at perfection is still going strong. Brittney Griner turned in another dominant performance against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday, tying her season high with 32 points to go with 13 rebounds and three blocks as the Lady Bears stayed unbeaten with an easy 77-59 win. (read more)

  • Griner layup

    Brittney Griner Earns Big 12 Player of Week Honors

    Jan. 16, 2012
    Brittney Griner was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Jan. 9-15. Griner was recognized for the third time this season and 15th week in her career while Oklahoma's Liz Donohoe picked up her fourth Freshman of the Week honor. (read more)

  • Griner

    No. 1 WBB Stays Unbeaten With Road Win Over No. 17 Tech

    Jan. 18, 2012
    Baylor saw a different offense than Texas Tech has shown all season. The Lady Raiders had their post players on the perimeter and tried to score by driving to the basket. The tactic kept the Lady Raiders in the game, but it wasn't enough as No. 1 Baylor beat Texas Tech (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) 72-64 on Wednesday night. (read more)

  • Condrey

    Women's Hoops Overpowers K-State, 76-41

    Jan. 21, 2012
    Kansas State coach Deb Patterson was pretty blunt and to the point when assessing her team's performance against top-ranked Baylor. Brittney Griner had 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Lady Bears (19-0, 6-0 Big 12) extended their school-record home winning streak to 34 games. They are only of only two undefeated women's teams in Division I. (read more)

  • Griner layup

    Lady Bears to Debut New Nike Uniform

    Jan. 25, 2012
    Baylor and UConn are only women's teams to wear the uniforms. Baylor will don the innovative uniforms when it hosts Texas A&M on Feb. 11. We've reached the point of the season when the truly talented begin to distinguish themselves from the competition. And while teams desperately seek to set the gold standard for 2012, Nike will pay tribute to those who have already reached elite status by outfitting select teams in the next generation of college basketball design: the Nike Hyper Elite Platinum uniform. (read more)

  • Mulkey

    Balanced Attack Carries WBB to Win Over Sooners, 89-58

    Jan. 26, 2012
    Brittney Griner's defensive presence allowed top-ranked Baylor to run away with a 20th straight victory. As a reward, coach Kim Mulkey gave her the chance to show off a rarely used part of her offensive game. Griner had 18 points, seven blocks and hit her first 3-pointer of the season as the Bears pulled away in the second half and beat Oklahoma 89-58 on Thursday night. (read more)

  • Griner and Sims

    Griner and Sims Named to Midseason Wooden Award List

    Jan. 28, 2012
    Baylor women's basketball players Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims have been named to the midseason Wooden Award list, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Friday. The list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December and January, are the frontrunners for college basketball's most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women's basketball media members. (read more)

  • Hayden

    No. 1 WBB Wins 21st Straight, Rolls Kansas

    Jan. 28, 2012
    Brittney Griner has Baylor off to the best start in school history. On both the offensive and defensive ends, Griner has been making a huge impact all season long. The 6-foot-8 phenom scored 28 points and had five blocks, moving into second place on the NCAA career list, to help No. 1 Baylor's 74-46 rout of Kansas on Saturday night. (read more)

  • Griner

    Griner, Hayden Lead No. 1 WBB Past Missouri

    Feb. 1, 2012
    Zone defenses, junk defenses, small ball or walk it up the court: when it comes to opposing teams' efforts to stop undefeated, top-ranked Baylor, there aren't many looks coach Kim Mulkey hasn't encountered this season. (read more)

  • Griner

    Griner Joins 2,000-Point Club as WBB Drops K-State

    Feb. 4, 2012
    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has no idea how to stop Brittney Griner. Fortunately for Mulkey, she doesn't have to come up with a scheme to stop the talented forward. Griner had 29 points and the top-ranked Lady Bears kept their perfect season intact with a 70-41 rout of Kansas State on Saturday night. (read more)

  • Mulkey

    Second Half Surge Lifts WBB Past OU, 81-54

    Feb. 6, 2012
    Baylor and Oklahoma have often played the most anticipated and best games in the Big 12 each season. Not this year, when Brittney Griner and the top-ranked Lady Bears have made it no contest. Griner scored 27 points with eight rebounds and eight blocks and Baylor remained undefeated with their second lopsided victory in less than two weeks against the Sooners, winning 81-54 at home Monday night. (read more)

  • Griner and Sims

    WBB - Griner and Sims on USBWA Midseason List

    Feb. 9, 2012
    Baylor teammates Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims have been selected to the Midseason Watch List for the Women's National Player of the Year the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday. Members of the association's board of directors chose 20 players to be included on the list as contenders for the trophy, which will be presented to the national player of the year in Denver at the USBWA's Women's College Basketball Awards Breakfast on April 3. (read more)

  • Pope

    Top-Ranked WBB Blows By A&M, 71-48

    Feb. 11, 2012
    Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims and top-ranked Baylor waited a long time for the opportunity to avenge their last loss. When that chance finally arrived, the Lady Bears unleashed their pent-up frustration in a hurry. They had a quick opening frenzy against defending national champion Texas A&M (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) and went on to a 71-48 victory Saturday night in their first meeting since last year's NCAA tournament. (read more)

  • Griner USA

    Griner and Young Finalists for Olympic Team Roster

    Feb. 13, 2012
    Brittney Griner and former Lady Bear and current WNBA standout Sophia Young are two of 21 players named as finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team, USA Basketball announced today. (read more)

  • Griner shooting

    Griner Earns Fifth Big 12 Weekly Honor

    Feb. 13, 2012
    Brittney Griner was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Feb. 6-12. Griner was recognized for the fifth time this season and 17th week in her career while Missouri's Kylie Simmons picked up her first Freshman of the Week honor. (read more)

  • Palmer passing

    WBB Trio Earns Academic All-Big 12 Honors

    Feb. 14, 2012
    Three members of the Lady Bear basketball team, Lindsay Palmer, Ashley Field and Makenzie Robertson, earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors, league officials announced on Tuesday. (read more)

  • Griner shot

    Top-Ranked WBB Runs Past Cowgirls, 83-52

    Feb. 15, 2012
    Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor aren't just winning every game they play. They're making each one a blowout. Griner had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Kimetria Hayden scored a season-high 20 points and the Bears remained perfect this season by beating Oklahoma State 83-52 on Wednesday night. (read more)

  • Griner trophy

    WBB Clinches Share of Big 12 Title With 56-51 Win Over Tech

    Feb. 18, 2012
    Brittney Griner and the top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears are still undefeated and already have at least a share of the Big 12 conference title. Griner had 18 points, 14 rebounds and matched a career high with five assists as Baylor overcame one of its worst extended stretches of bad play all season for a 56-51 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night. (read more)

  • Sims directing traffic

    Odyssey Sims a Lieberman Award Nominee

    Feb. 21, 2012
    Baylor standout Odyssey Sims has been named one of eight nominees for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career. Sportswriters from across the country have determined this final nominee list. (read more)

  • Palmer

    Griner, Williams Tally Double-Doubles in Win Over Texas

    Feb. 21, 2012
    Brittney Griner had 18 points with 10 rebounds and top-ranked Baylor claimed the outright Big 12 title with an 80-59 victory over Texas on Tuesday night. Griner's 40th career double-double came in her 100th game at Baylor. After a pregame ceremony when the 6-foot-8 junior phenom was recognized for becoming Baylor's fourth 2,000-point career scorer earlier this season, Griner put the Lady Bears ahead to stay with layup only 31 seconds into the game. (read more)

  • Field

    Top-Ranked WBB Grabs 76-45 Win Over Kansas

    Feb. 24, 2012
    Kim Mulkey chose her words carefully Friday night, the Baylor coach trying her best to answer truthfully without her response coming off as demeaning toward Kansas. Yes, Mulkey said, there are still things the Lady Bears can do better. It's just hard to notice them during a 76-45 blowout. (read more)

  • Griner drives

    No. 1 WBB Stays Perfect With 69-62 Win at Texas A&M

    Feb. 27, 2012
    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey didn't like watching a big first-half lead dwindle with star Brittney Griner on the bench. She was even more troubled when the forward's fourth foul sent her there again in the second half. But after the top-ranked Lady Bears overcame Griner's foul trouble in a 69-62 win over No. 17 Texas A&M on Monday night, Mulkey saw the value in the situation. (read more)

  • Griner and Sims

    Griner and Sims Named to Midseason Naismith Trophy List

    Feb. 29, 2012
    Baylor teammates Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims are two of 32 of the top women's basketball players named to the Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Award list the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. The midseason list of 32 was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the 2011-12 season. The Naismith Trophy, presented by AT&T, will be awarded on April 1, 2012, at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Denver. (read more)

  • Coach Mulkey

    Kim Mulkey on USBWA's Coach of the Year Watch List

    March 1, 2012
    Baylor women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association watch lists for the National Coach of the Year. Mulkey earned the association's Coach of the Year award last season after taking the team to a school-record 34-3 season mark. (read more)

  • Sims

    Griner Tallies Career-High 41 as WBB Tops Iowa State

    March 3, 2012
    Brittney Griner excitedly pounded her chest so hard with both fists that she pulled a teammate to the side and joked that she almost hurt herself. Griner and top-ranked Baylor have plenty of reason to be excited about after completing its first undefeated regular season in school history. (read more)

  • Team celebration

    Griner, Mulkey Named Big 12 Player, Coach of the Year

    March 5, 2012
    Baylor's top-ranked and undefeated women's basketball program garnered several postseason awards the Big 12 Conference announced today. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players. (read more)

  • Griner block

    WBB Tops Texas Tech to Advance to Big 12 Semis

    March 8, 2012
    Odyssey Sims and Brittney Griner made it easy for No. 1 Baylor to move into the semifinals of the Big 12 women's tournament. Sims scored 18 points and Griner had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to power the Lady Bears to a 72-48 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals Thursday, leaving Baylor (32-0) eight wins away from their goal of a perfect season and a national championship. (read more)

  • Team celebration

    Griner's 45 Breaks Big 12 Record, WBB Rolls K-State

    March 9, 2012
    Griner set a Big 12 tournament record with a career-high 45 points, and had 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the Lady Bears' 86-65 rout of the Wildcats in the semifinals Friday. Griner finished 19 of 28 from the field to beat her career scoring mark of 41 points, set in the Lady Bears' regular-season finale against Iowa State, and got a standing ovation from fans of both teams when she checked out of the game with just over 2½ minutes remaining. (read more)

  • Mulkey

    WBB Wins Second Straight Big 12 Tourney Title, Drops A&M

    March 10, 2012
    The top-ranked Lady Bears used a season-high 26 points from Odyssey Sims to offset a quiet game by Griner, her All-American teammate, and Baylor cruised to a 73-50 victory over Texas A&M (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) to wrap up its second straight championship and fourth overall. Now, it's on to bigger things. (read more)

  • Griner in the post

    WBB's Griner Named ESPN.com POY

    March 11, 2012
    Baylor Lady Bear standout Brittney Griner added another accolade to her impressive resume this season as she was named ESPN.com's National Player of the Year on Friday. The 6-8 junior post, who was named the Big 12 Player of the Year for the second straight season and was the league's Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight year, has led the top-ranked Lady Bears to a perfect 34-0 record, both the Big 12 Conference regular season and postseason tournament crowns and an undefeated league record at 18-0. (read more)

  • Griner in the post

    WBB Earns Second Straight No. 1 Seed

    March 12, 2012
    The top-ranked Baylor women's basketball team earned its first-ever back-to-back No. 1 seed and will play in the Des Moines Regional as they face 16th-seeded UC Santa Barbara (17-15) on Sunday, March 18, at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, the NCAA announced Monday night. Joining Baylor and UC Santa Barbara in first-round action in Bowling Green are eighth-seeded Ohio State (25-6) and Florida (19-12), a No. 9 seed. (read more)

  • Williams shot

    WBB Trio Receives All-Region 5 Honors

    March 15, 2012
    The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the All-Region nominees for the NCAA Division I 2012 Coaches' All-America Team. On Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review the 52 candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will all be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. The Baylor trio of junior Brittney Griner, sophomore Odyssey Sims and junior Destiny Williams were named to the seven-member WBCA Coaches' All-Region 5 team. All three are candidates for the 2012 WBCA Coaches' All-America Basketball Team. (read more)

  • team

    Balanced Attack Leads WBB Past UCSB, Into Second Round

    March 18, 2012
    Brittney Griner banged a bit down low with her undersized opponents and blocked a few shots at the other end - then headed to the sideline early in the second half. Once again, Baylor didn't need its star to dominate. Griner scored 14 points in only 22 minutes, and the top-seeded Lady Bears rolled to an 81-40 win over 16th-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday. (read more)

  • Griner dunk

    Griner Dunks, Women's Hoops Headed Back to Sweet 16

    March 20, 2012
    Brittney Griner took a pass from a teammate, stepped toward the basket, stretched out her right arm and slammed the ball through. Griner became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night, and top-seeded Baylor rolled to a 76-57 win over ninth-seeded Florida. The 6-foot-8 junior phenom went nearly 12 minutes without scoring at the beginning of the game, but she finished with 25 points. (read more)

  • Sims dribbling

    Griner and Sims State Farm Wade Trophy Finalists

    March 23, 2012
    The State Farm Wade Trophy Committee, along with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), announced today the 12 finalists in contention for The State Farm Wade Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding NCAA Division I women's basketball player. (read more)

  • Mulkey clapping

    Mulkey a Finalist for Another Coach of the Year Award

    March 23, 2012
    For the second time in less than a week, Baylor women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey has been selected as a finalist for a major national coach of the year award, as she was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Region 5 Coach of the Year, it was announced by the WBCA. Mulkey becomes one of eight finalists for the WBCA Division I Coach of the Year award. (read more)

  • Griner block

    Griner Tallies 35, Dunks as WBB Rolls Georgia Tech

    March 24, 2012
    Baylor was cruising, the Lady Bears' reserves were waiting to check in and there seemed to be little excitement. Then Brittney Griner got behind the Georgia Tech defense and everyone in the arena knew what could be coming. Baylor's 6-foot-8 All-American didn't disappoint. (read more)

  • Griner PC

    WBB, Lady Vols Battle for Spot in Final Four

    March 25, 2012
    The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, NCAA Division I's lone undefeated team with a school-record 37-0 mark, are the NCAA Championships' overall No. 1 seed. After downing UC Santa Barbara (81-40) in the first round, the Florida Gators in the second round (76-57), and 15thranked Georgia Tech (83-68), Baylor will play in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the third straight year and fourth time overall it takes on second-seeded and ninth-ranked Tennessee (27-8) on Monday, March 26. (read more)

  • Hayden

    Denver Bound: WBB to Final Four With Win Over Tennessee

    March 26, 2012
    Baylor has just two wins to go for 40-0. Tennessee's future is far less certain. Brittney Griner had 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks before being ejected with less than a minute left and top-seeded Baylor rolled over Tennessee 77-58 Monday night to advance to the Final Four. (read more)

  • Griner and Sims

    Brittney Griner a Unanimous AP All-American

    March 27, 2012
    Baylor's Brittney Griner is a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' All-America team, the organization announced Tuesday. Teammate Odyssey Sims was chosen to the second team. With the selection, Griner becomes Baylor's first three-time AP All-American. She was a second team pick as a freshman (2010) and was a first-team honoree in 2011. (read more)

  • Griner and Mulkey

    Griner and Sims Pick Up More All-American Honors

    March 28, 2012
    Baylor's Brittney Griner and teammate Odyssey Sims were both named All-Americans by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Wednesday and Griner was named to the five-member Wooden Award All-America team as well. In addition, both players were named Associated Press All-Americans on Tuesday. (read more)

  • Mulkey PC

    Women's Hoops Battles Stanford in Final Four Tilt

    March 31, 2012
    The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, NCAA Division I's lone undefeated team with a school-record 38-0 mark, are the NCAA Championships' overall No. 1 seed. After downing UC Santa Barbara (81-40) in the first round, the Florida Gators in the second round (76-57), 15thranked Georgia Tech (83-68) in the Sweet 16 and ninth-ranked Tennessee (77-58) in the Elite Eight, BU will play in the Final Four for the second time in three seasons and third time overall. (read more)

  • Griner and Sims

    Griner and Sims Named WBCA All-Americans

    March 31, 2012
    The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Coaches' All-America Basketball Team. The 10-member team, which included Baylor junior post Brittney Griner and sophomore guard Odyssey Sims, was announced in a ceremony at the Pepsi Center during the 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Super Saturday festivities. (read more)

  • Griner and Mulkey

    WBB's Griner and Mulkey Receive AP's Top Honor

    April 1, 2012
    Baylor made it a clean sweep in this season's The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year and Coach of the Year when Brittney Griner and Kim Mulkey were the award's recipients, the AP announced today. Griner is the first Baylor player to win the award. She received 36 votes Saturday from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. (read more)

  • Condrey

    Condrey Provides Spark, Lifts WBB to Title Game

    April 1, 2012
    One win from perfection. Brittney Griner was constantly hounded and double-teamed, scoring only one basket in the second half Sunday night. So the Baylor supporting cast jumped in and carried the unbeaten Lady Bears to the national championship game. Griner finished with 13 points and nine rebounds to lead Baylor to a 59-47 win over Stanford and into the women's NCAA final against Notre Dame. (read more)

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    WBB's Palmer Receives Elite 89 Award

    April 2, 2012
    Lindsay Palmer, a senior at Baylor University, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. This is Palmer's second Elite 89 award as she was honored at the 2010 Women's Final Four as well. (read more)

  • Griner Naismith

    WBB's Griner Wins 2012 Naismith Trophy

    April 2, 2012
    Leading the Baylor Lady Bears to a perfect 39-0 season so far and an NCAA Tournament Championship appearance, junior center Brittney Griner was named winner of the 2012 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T for Women's College Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday. (read more)

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    WBB Earns Trio of WBCA Awards, Wade Trophy

    April 3, 2012
    Baylor's Brittney Griner earned another player of the year award Monday night, winning the 2012 State Farm® Wade Trophy, as well as being named the 2012 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year. Head coach Kim Mulkey also took home Russell Athletic/WBCA Coach of the Year honors. (read more)

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    WBB, Notre Dame Battle for NCAA Title

    April 3, 2012
    The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, NCAA Division I's lone undefeated team with a school-record 39-0 mark, are the NCAA Championships' overall No. 1 seed and seek to become the NCAA's first-ever 40-0 team. After downing UC Santa Barbara (81-40) in the first round, the Florida Gators in the second round (76-57), 15th-ranked Georgia Tech (83-68) in the Sweet 16, ninth-ranked Tennessee (77-58) in the Elite Eight and second-ranked Stanford (59-47) in the semifinals, Baylor is making its second appearance in the title game. (read more)

  • National Title trophy with team

    Perfection: WBB Wins National Title, Defeats Notre Dame, 80-61

    April 3, 2012
    Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they're perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 season for the Lady Bears. (read more)

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