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Women's NCAA Tournament 2011: Baylor Outlasts West Virginia, 82-68

No. 1 seed Baylor knocked off No. 9 West Virginia, 82-68, on Baylor’s home court Tuesday night. WVU finishes its season with a record of 24-10, while Baylor advances to the final 16 teams.

Liz Repella scored 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting for West Virginia, but the Mountaineers struggled to contain Baylor’s 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, who dominated in the paint, with 31 points (including 12-for-15 from the line) and eight blocks.

Baylor jumped out to an early lead thanks to an 11-1 run early in the first half, and took an 11-point lead into halftime. Baylor widened that lead somewhat in the second half and had a 16-point lead with 13 minutes left to play. The Mountaineers began a comeback, scoring nine unanswered points, capped by a three-pointer by Ayana Dunning, but Griner and Odyssey Sims took over from there as Baylor pulled away. Baylor will go on to face Green Bay.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.