Forward Lauren Cox added 21.
"I'm overcome with happiness, " said Brown, the 6-foot-7 senior center who was a three-time unanimous All-Big 12 pick with the Lady Bears. She got us here. "At that point, everything was for Lauren..."
Smith scored eight of her 14 points in the last 11 minutes, following Cox's injury, before fouling out with 47 seconds left.
"It feels fantastic", Smith said. "But against a Baylor team like this, you're not guaranteed to come out on top on a comeback, and credit to them, they held on". "Just to be able to get up there and cut down my piece, it was fantastic".
"It's sweet", said Landrum, who had eight points, six assists, three rebounds and two blocks. She stepped up to the free throw line and missed the first of her two game-tying free throw opportunities.
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Mulkey was able to celebrate her third title with her family close by.
The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining when Cox was injured. "I guess that just explains us". And even if her heroics Sunday night wasn't something many saw coming, Chloe Jackson certainly did. She made the second, despite trying to miss. The Fighting Irish had more ACL tears (four) than losses, and those injuries last season left Notre Dame with just seven scholarship players. History matters to her, because she has been part of so much of it, and because she and Baylor continue to make it. The last time Baylor clinched the title was in 2012 against the Fighting Irish.
Still, on Sunday, in the biggest game of her career, she was ready for the call. But you know what? I certainly know mine aren't. "I had to go in there and give everything I had".
"I'm one of the leaders on the team, so just to have my voice there (on the bench) and tell them I'm still OK, they told me they were going to do this for me", Cox said.
The Lady Bears were primed to run away with the game as Notre Dame struggled to score. Baylor defeated OR in a 72-67 thriller before Notre Dame took down CT for the second year in a row, 81-76. In high school, they had battles in AAU ball. "But knowing what this group has meant to us, it makes it tougher to lose this way".
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Benzema nearly completed his hat-trick late on, striking the woodwork, but now has 26 goals in all competitions this season. Madrid remained in third place, at 10 points behind leader Barcelona , which hosts second-placed Atletico Madrid later.
"There was no doubt. The kid can play, at any level", Bickle said. "I just know how to win". She's aggressive like a guy.
"I felt like we were going to win", Mabrey said. When Notre Dame tied the game at 74-74 in the fourth quarter, Smith broke it by connecting on an unassisted mid-range shot. But the fates weren't with or her team this time, in fact, the ending was quite the opposite. When a reporter asked McGraw about stepping up as an advocate for women in sports, she gave a powerful answer that went so viral it was shared by President Barack Obama on Twitter.
As Cox was being helped off the court and Smith was jogging onto it, Baylor assistant coach Sytia Messer couldn't help but think back to some of Smith's stellar performances this season.
Ursin, drawing the tough defensive assignment, said her main priority was not giving up a 3-pointer. "I get it. But I had to trust my kids". He grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and is now based in Durham, N.C.
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