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Baylor women’s Final Four berth not without some drama


Mike Miller

Baylor became the first women’s team to claim its Final Four ticket this season, but not without some drama.

The Bears handled Tennessee 77-58 Monday night in a game that got ugly in the final 46 seconds. Baylor’s Odyssey Sims fell to floor and ended up arguing with Tennessee’s Shekinna Strickland. They had to be separated, but not before Baylor players Terran Condrey, Jordan Madden and star Brittney Griner left the bench.

Those three were ejected for doing so, but will not be suspended for Sunday’s Final Four game.

There wasn’t any doubt about the outcome, though. The Bears (38-0) dominated from the start in earning their second Final Four berth in three years. Sims led all scorers with 27 points, while Griner added 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks.

The Bears will play the Stanford-Duke winner in Denver.

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