9:40 PM ET, March 24, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is glad to have a sophomore guard who can come through in the clutch.Kelli Griffin hit a floater from outside the lane on the right side with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift the second-seeded Bears past South Dakota State 60-58 on Tuesday night and into the regional semifinals.
• A floater by Kelli Griffin with .5 seconds remaining sent Baylor to its fourth Sweet 16 and first since reaching three straight from 2004-06.
• Baylor trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, and the game stayed within a few points for the entire second half.
• The loss by South Dakota State ensures that the entire Sweet 16 will be comprised of teams from the six power conferences -- a first in the women's tournament.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-46 (.435)||20-49 (.408)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-15 (.200)||3-11 (.273)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-20 (.750)||17-19 (.895)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|