Baylor's Brittney Griner shoots over Georgia Tech's Sasha Goodlett in the first half of an NCAA women's tournament regional semifinal college basketball game in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
NCAA Women: Baylor 83, Georgia Tech 68
College Basketball » Bears; center Griner dunks for the second straight game
By the associated press
First Published Mar 24 2012 02:47 pm • Last Updated Mar 29 2012 04:36 pm
Des Moines, Iowa • Brittney Griner capped a sensational performance with a two-handed dunk and Baylor stormed into the NCAA regional finals for the third straight year with an 83-68 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Griner, who finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, got behind the defense and threw down her slam with 6:29 left in yet another rout for the Lady Bears — swinging briefly on the rim for good measure.
It was the second straight game in which the 6-foot-8 All-American dunked and the seventh slam of her college career. She’s now tied with former Tennessee star Candace Parker, whose two dunks in NCAA tournament play had been the most.
Destiny Williams added 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting for the top-seeded Lady Bears (37-0), who’ll play second-seeded Tennessee in the regional final on Monday night, the winner advancing to the Final Four.
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