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Championship postgame Q&A: Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Devereaux Peters

Skylar Diggins How was this game different than last year’s final? “We lost by 20. We were the underdogs and weren’t expected to win it all. I think we were expected to win last year.”…

Dishin on the Finals: Brittney Griner leads Baylor to a perfect 40-0 season

Dishin on the Finals: Brittney Griner leads Baylor to a perfect 40-0 season

By David Siegel and Sue Favor So how do you adjust? Can you adjust? You have already played your opponent, who comes into this game with a 39-0 record, and you were defeated 94-81. In…

Baylor goes 40-0 winning the 2012 NCAA DI Championship, beats Notre Dame 80-61

Baylor goes 40-0 winning the 2012 NCAA DI Championship, beats Notre Dame 80-61

Led by NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player Brittney Griner, Baylor beat Notre Dame 80-61 in front of a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Center in Denver to win the national championship.

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

Halftime: Baylor 34, Notre Dame 28 Photos © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

Spring snow wonderland for the championship game

While the first few days of Final Four festivities included beautiful, sunny weather in Denver with highs in the 80s Fahrenheit and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Monday night snow flurries descended on the…

2012 NCAA Championship: Baylor vs. UConn, Brice Cherry previews the matchup

2012 NCAA Championship: Baylor vs. UConn, Brice Cherry previews the matchup

Baylor (39-0) vs. Notre Dame (35-3), Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 8:30 p.m. ET, Denver, Colorado, ESPN/ESPN3.com

NCAA women’s basketball national semifinal ratings up

From ESPN: Sunday night’s Connecticut, Notre Dame NCAA women’s basketball National Semifinal game delivered a 1.8 overnight rating, up six percent from last year’s first semifinal tilt between eventual national champion Texas A&M and Baylor…

Kim Mulkey on the use of “Lady” in names for women’s teams

The continuing debate over the use of the term "Lady" for women's collegiate sports team became the impetus for long reply from Baylor coach Kim Mulkey when asked about the subject by USA TODAY writer…

2012 Final Four: Postgame Q&A with Amber Orrange, Joslyn Tinkle, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike You’re incredibly poised for having just lost your last college game. How are you able to do that? It’s reality. The season had to have ended either today or Tuesday, whether it was…

2012 Final Four photo gallery: Baylor vs. Stanford

Photos © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

Dishin on the Final Four: Condrey helps bring Baylor within one of perfection

Dishin on the Final Four: Condrey helps bring Baylor within one of perfection

Could the Ogwumike sisters and Stanford get the better of undefeated Brittney Griner and Baylor? After the impressive performances of Nneka Ogwumike in the tournament, many seemed to feel that the Cardinal had what it…

2012 Final Four: Potent quotables from Saturday’s press conference

Baylor Q. If you could each take this one on, can you just talk about the sisters over at Stanford and what kind of matchup they present? And, Brittney, specifically can you talk about how…

Pink Room Webcast: Final Four Preview with Ros Gold-Onwude & Kevin Danna

Join ESPN college basketball analyst Ros Gold-Onwude & Kevin Danna as we give a preview of the women’s Final Four and get YOUR predictions!

Dishin & Swishin 3/29/12 Podcast: It’s Final Four Time! Previews from the roundtable

Dishin & Swishin 3/29/12 Podcast: It’s Final Four Time! Previews from the roundtable

As the NCAA tournament roars to an exciting conclusion with the four top seeds, the four teams that have been ahead of all of the others for almost the entire season, on a collision course…

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy

From Baylor: Baylor head women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, school officials announced today. “I noticed while we were in Des Moines last week that my tongue felt strange. Yesterday…

Final Four coaches preview Denver

Final Four coaches preview Denver

Coaches of the Final Four teams talked with the media yesterday about the upcoming weekend giving their opinions on everything from their expectations to how to handle the high altitude of Denver. Geno Auriemma ||…

Holly Warlick on Pat Summitt

Tennessee associate head coach Holly Warlick’s postgame comments about Pat Summitt after Tennessee lost to Baylor in the Elite Eight of the 2012 NCAA tournament. Opening statement: “Hats off to Baylor. They played a great…

Photo gallery: Baylor vs. Tennessee, March 26, 2012

Photos © Robert Franklin, All rights reserved.

NCAA rules and the three Baylor players ejected during the game vs. Tennessee

Late in the second half during the Elite Eight game between Baylor and Tennessee, officials ejected three players for leaving the bench when Shekinna Stricklen and Odyssey Sims got into a minor scuffle. Officials punished…

Baylor marches on to the Final Four, Summitt’s Lady Vols head home

Baylor marches on to the Final Four, Summitt’s Lady Vols head home

Photo gallery In the sixth ever meeting between Baylor and Tennessee, the Lady Bears advanced to the Final Four with a 77-58 victory in the Des Moines Regional Final of the NCAA tournament. With the…

Dishin on the Elite Eight: Extremes in emotion shaped matchup between Tennessee and Baylor

Dishin on the Elite Eight: Extremes in emotion shaped matchup between Tennessee and Baylor

Emotion is an interesting thing when it comes to sporting events. Athletes can obtain ridiculous highs and unbelievable lows, all because of what the emotions of the moment do to them physically and mentally. On…

Maryland and Notre Dame prevail in Raleigh, UConn and Kentucky win in Kingston

Maryland and Notre Dame prevail in Raleigh, UConn and Kentucky win in Kingston

The top two seeds in the Raleigh and Kingston Regions of the NCAA Division I tournament came out on top in Sunday’s matchups.  Maryland defeated the defending national champions, Texas A&M, with an 81-74 victory. Alyssa…

Photo gallery: NCAA DI Tournament, Des Moines Regional First Round

Photo gallery: NCAA DI Tournament, Des Moines Regional First Round

Brittney Griner's dunk, Pat Summitt's "stare" and more.

Griner dunks again and Baylor makes a thunderous entrance into the Elite Eight

Griner dunks again and Baylor makes a thunderous entrance into the Elite Eight

Video | Box score | Photo gallery With a comfortable lead over Georgia Tech late in the second half, No. 1 seed Baylor put the nail in the coffin when 6-8 center Brittney Griner slammed a…