Brittney Griner has been called dominant, transcendent and the best player in the world right now. Get a load of what Notre Dame’s coach said about her.
Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, all season long she towered over the competition.
That left Griner with just one more task Tuesday night – cutting down the nets.
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, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season for the Lady Bears.
”She’ll go down as one of the greatest post players in the history of the game,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. ”I’m so glad she got that ring.”
When the buzzer sounded, Griner finally celebrated, hamming it up as she helped take down the nets and dancing with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
Then she lifted coach Mulkey up on her shoulders briefly, just the way she has done for the Lady Bears during this long season.