Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win over No. 2-seeded Duke on Monday night for its second trip ever to the Final Four.
Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with
4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched
a 13-2 run for the Lady Bears.
Hayden stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to
Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Lady Bears
Two 3-point attempts by Cheek in the last 17 seconds bounced off
the rim as the Blue Devils' shot at their first Final Four since
2006 slipped away.
Griner just missed her third triple-double of the season for the
Lady Bears (26-10) with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks.