Brittney Griner has three dunks as Baylor rolls (video)

March 27, 2013

Brittney Griner’s last game in Waco was a breeze. (Tony Gutierrez / AP)

When Brittney Griner wasn’t dunking, she was tweeting about dunking in her final home game in Waco, Texas.

Griner finished with three dunks, becoming the first woman to have three in a game, and scored 33 points (with 22 rebounds) in Baylor’s 85-47 victory over Florida State in a second-round NCAA tournament game. But at halftime, she tweeted about picking up the pace:

While it’s good to have a goal in mind, perhaps tweeting about it at halftime isn’t the best idea. Of course, the Bears were coasting on what was a very special night for Griner, who has dunked 18 times in her college career.

“Tonight felt like senior night. Tonight was better,” Griner, a 6-foot-8 two-time All-America, said (via the Associated Press). “The three dunks. Just going out the way we did. Not everybody’s lucky, and we were. We gave the crowd a good game.”

Griner was living it up, running up the court laughing and then nearly hugging the stuffing out of Coach Kim Mulkey in what Mulkey said was a moment of “just joy.”

“I’ve had lots of those from Brittney,” Mulkey said. “You just hope she doesn’t squeeze the air out of you so you don’t pass out.”

The day after, though, proved tougher for Griner.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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