Stanford's road to the title is blocked by Baylor Sports, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Apr 2, 2012 at 1:06 am
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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Posted by RT, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, 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 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."