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Brittney Griner And The Baylor Lady Bears Prepare To Complete Perfect Season

The Baylor Lady Bears are just six wins away from completing a perfect 40-0 season. Can Brittney Griner keep up her torrid pace and lead the team to the promised land?


The Baylor Lady Bears are expected to be announced as the No. 1 overall seed for the 2012 Women's NCAA Tournament during Monday's Selection Show where 64 teams will vie for the 2012 national championship. The Lady Bears are 34-0, have the best player in college basketball and are poised to make NCAA history. If Baylor goes on to win six in a row, they will be the first team to cap an undefeated season with a 40th win.

That best player, would be junior center Brittney Griner. Griner is averaging 22.7 points/game, shooting 60% from field and over 80% from the line and averaging 9.4 rebounds/game.Yet, the numbers don't do enough justice to her influence on the entire game on both ends of the floor, along with how much of a leader she's emerged into now in her third year playing in Waco.

This Lady Bears team are even better than in 2011. Odyssey Sims averages a solid 15 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds a game and Destiny Williams has found a way to build on the frontline that was quite impressive with Griner by herself.

They've won games by an average of more than 27 points with 8 of the wins over Top 25 teams. Now, they've just got 6 games left in the journey. 40-0 would be a powerful record ledger in the annuls of women's hoops history. Something that even Connecticut and Tennessee could appreciate. Sky's the limit, even for Brittney Griner to reach out and achieve.

For more on the Baylor Lady Bears and their journey to a perfect season, visit Our Daily Bears. Make sure to visit SB Nation's college basketball hub for news and scores on Championship Week.

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