The Baylor Lady Bears completed a perfect season in Denver Tuesday night. It just happened to be the national championship game against Notre Dame.
Baylor dominated women’s basketball this season and it dominated The Fighting Irish too with a convincing 80-61 victory.
The Lady Bears became the first Division I team to amass 40 victories in a season. They joined UCONN and Tennessee as the only other teams in women’s basketball to finish a season undefeated.
As usual, 6-8 center Brittney Griner stole the headlines in the title game. The junior scored 26 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and recorded five blocks.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has now led her team to two national championships. The other was in 2006.
The bad news for women’s teams is Baylor could be just as potent next season. Griner said this week she would return for her senior year.