Brittney Griner and the Baylor Bears were expected to win their second-straight NCAA championship this year, but they lost last night to Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen in one of the biggest upsets in women’s college basketball history.
It was a wild final 30 seconds.
Baylor, who had won 32 in a row and trailed by 19 with less than 12 minutes to play, fought back and had a chance for a lead with less than 30 seconds remaining. A controversial charge call gave the ball back to Louisville with a 80-79 lead, but they proceeded to turn the ball over on the inbounds and commit a foul.
The two teams exchanged foul shots in the final seconds, and Louisville come out with the 82-81 upset.
ESPN must now somehow promote their women’s Final Four without the one face that resonates with the casual sports fan. And indeed, that will be a tough sell. Here is the crazy ending to Griner’s amazing career (via ESPN.com)…//
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