Posted: Mar 31, 2013 9:09 PM by MTN Sports
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Brittney Griner's legendary career came to a shocking end Sunday night as her top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears lost to Louisville, 82-81, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's basketball tournament.
Baylor took an 81-80 lead with nine seconds to play after Odyssey Sims hit two free throws, but Griner fouled Louisville's Monique Reid with two seconds to play, and Reid made both to give the Cardinals the stunning win.
Griner only managed 14 points on 4-10 shooting, after averaging 33 points in Baylor's first two NCAA tournament games. She finishes her career 110 points of the all-time NCAA scoring record.
It was Sims who eventually led Baylor's attempted comeback from a 17-point deficit in the final 7 1/2 minutes, after Louisville's barrage of 3-pointers finally came to an end. She ended up with a game-high 29.
Sims hit a pair of free throws and then got a steal in the backcourt for a layup that got Baylor back within a dozen, and the Lady Bears put together a 19-4 run to get within striking distance in the final 2 minutes.
The Cardinals hit 16 3-pointers, matching the NCAA record, to pull off the victory.