Women's Final Four 2012: Baylor Has Narrow 25-23 Lead Over Stanford

Thanks in part to a gimmick zone defense that has left several of Baylor's guards open for most of the first half, Stanford has battled undefeated Baylor to a draw in the first half of their Final Four game.

The Bears are up 25-23 after twenty minutes in one of the first games all season where Baylor hasn't been up comfortably throughout.

Griner, who is being swarmed by at least two players on every possession, has only 7 points on 2-5 shooting.

On the other end of the floor, the Cardinal have neutralized Griner by dragging her away from the paint with their 6'4 star Nneka Ogwumike, which has opened driving lanes for the Stanford guards.

Despite shooting only 31% from the floor, Baylor has the lead due to their edge in athleticism on the perimeter, as they've forced 4 turnovers, allowing them to score in transition.

The Bears other All-American, PG Odyssey Sims, has only 2 points on 1-5 shooting, and she'll need to get going in the second half if Baylor is going to put away an extremely feisty Stanford team, who are making their fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.

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