Baylor two wins away from perfect season

DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Published:

DENVER (AP) -- An hour after losing in last season's regional finals, Brittney Griner sent Baylor coach Kim Mulkey a text.

The message was simple: the 6-foot-8 junior phenom took responsibility for the loss and said it wouldn't happen again.

So far Griner has fulfilled her promise, helping Baylor to an undefeated season and has the team two victories away from the first 40-win season in NCAA history.

Standing in the way of a second national championship for Baylor (38-0) is Stanford and the Ogwumike sisters. The Cardinal are making their fifth straight trip to the Final Four and are hoping to win their first title in 20 years. While the other national semifinal game features Notre Dame and Connecticut, who are facing each other for the eighth times in the past 14 months.