If you’ve been sleeping on women’s college basketball you’ve also slept on a monumental moment in NCAA history. Last night, Lady Bears center Brittney Griner led her Baylor team to an 80-61 win over Notre Dame, snagging this year’s NCAA championship title.
“Brittney Griner, whether she won today or not, will go down in the history of the women’s game as, if not the greatest post player, one of the greatest,” said Baylor coach Kim Mulkey. “I’m so glad she has that ring now.”
That’s because last night’s win ended a completely undefeated 40-0 season for the Lady Bears, making them the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games. The win marked the second national championship for Baylor, which also won a title in 2005, and they became only the seventh women’s team to run through a season unbeaten. You could say the 26 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks Brittney made last night had a lot to do with it.