No. 1 Baylor 59, No. 2 Stanford 47

In the end, Brittney Griner and undefeated Baylor proved to be

too tall a task for surging Stanford.

So once again, the Cardinal will head home without that elusive

national title.

Stanford just can’t seem to get over the hump, losing to the

Lady Bears 59-47 on Sunday night in the NCAA semifinals. This was

the Cardinal’s fifth straight trip to the Final Four and they have

yet to cut down the nets in two decades.

Stanford was on a roll, too, reeling off a school-record 32

consecutive wins. The Cardinal’s only loss this season came at

Connecticut in early November.

And yet few gave Stanford (35-2) much of a chance to win against

favored Baylor (39-0), which will face Notre Dame for the

championship on Tuesday night.