Griner dunks three times, Lady Bears cruise to Sweet 16

By The Sports Network
March 27, 2013 - 12:03am
In her last appearance on Baylor's home floor, Brittney Griner (No. 42) goes up for one of her unprecedented three dunks during an 85-47 second-round NCAA Tournament drubbing of the eighth-seeded Florida Seminoles in Waco, Tex. on Tuesday night. (Photo by Lee MIchaelson)

In her last appearance on Baylor's home floor, Brittney Griner (No. 42) goes up for one of her unprecedented three dunks during an 85-47 second-round NCAA Tournament drubbing of the eighth-seeded Florida Seminoles in Waco, Tex. on Tuesday night. (Photo by Lee MIchaelson)

Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Brittney Griner tallied 33 points and a career- high 22 rebounds as the top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears closed out their home building for the season by breezing by the eighth-seeded Florida State Seminoles, 85-47, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ferrell Center.

Griner shot 15-of-22 from the floor, added four blocks and dunked three times for Baylor (34-1), which has won 32 games in a row and will take on fifth- seeded Louisville in the Sweet 16 on March 31. Brooklyn Pope had 12 points in the triumph, while Odyssey Sims and Kimetria Hayden chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.

For FSU (23-10), which shot only 26.1 percent from the field, Leonor Rodriguez was the lone player to net in double figures with 11 points.

Baylor opened up a commanding 51-20 lead at the half by outshooting FSU from the field, 57.9 percent to 21.6 percent.

The Lady Bears' advantage was never in doubt after intermission as they led by as many as 45.

Griner now has 18 dunks in her career (11 this season). The other six women to have dunked in a game have combined for just 15.

Baylor has advanced to the Sweet 16 in each of the past four seasons.

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