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Stanford's road to the title is blocked by Baylor

Original post made on Apr 2, 2012

Top-ranked Baylor (39-0) advanced to the NCAA women's basketball championship game with a 59-47 victory over second-ranked Stanford and will meet Notre Dame Tuesday night for a shot at history. The Irish beat Connecticut in overtime in the other semifinal. The second-ranked Cardinal (35-2) fought bravely, but its fifth straight trip turned out like all the others.

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Comments (8)

Posted by fairbro, a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 1:06 am

Officiating really stunk. It was 5 against 8. Cardinal got 7 FT's, Baylor got 26. Really decrepit zebra crew.


Posted by Bruiser, a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

Officiating did not beat Stanford. You have a very
good team, a well-coached team...but you don't face Big 12-type
defenses very often and BU is one of the best in that regard. Baylor is driven to win this year after choking last year against the Aggies.

The Irish better bring their Big Girl game tomorrow night.

Baylor may just win it all again next year as well.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

Go Baylor!!!


Posted by RT, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

I was at the game - sure some of the officiating was not terrific and sure Baylor played good defense - but actually Stanford's defense was pretty good too. The problem was 3-point shooting: 2 for 17. Stanford HAD to shoot well from outside to win this game....they didn't. They had open looks and they missed them - very simply, that was the game.


Posted by Jon, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

Agree with RT. Stanford did a good job defending Griner and indeed Baylor team as a whole. It was the offense that was cold. Some credit to Baylor but there were a lot of misses and you cannot afford to do that: lay-ups not going in (Kokenis), 3-pointers with one foot on the line (Samuelson), etc etc.


Posted by local gurl, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

At least the Stanford coaches didn't make a case for their very own "what not to wear" episode . . . yeesh!! That shiny suit worn by the assistant coach was really something else . . .


Posted by local gurl, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

assistant coach for Baylor . . .


Posted by fairbro, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:59 am

Like I said, the officiating stunk, it always does post-season. The "correct" team always wins. The difference was not 3-pointers, it was FT's. Mostly, it is "Affirmative Action" officials who bend over backwards for fear of being ""politically correct."


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