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Monday, May 02, 2016
Colleges

Baylor, Stanford reach Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win against No. 2-seeded Duke on Monday night for its second trip to the Final Four. Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with 4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched a 13-2 run for the Bears. Hayden stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Bears within 48-47. Stanford edges Xavier at buzzer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jeanette Pohlen drove the length of the court for the game-winning lay-in as the final buzzer sounded, lifting top-seeded Stanford past third-seeded Xavier 55-53 for a third straight trip to the Final Four. Xavier's Dee Dee Jernigan missed two wide-open lay-ins in the closing 12 seconds that likely would have sent the Musketeers to San Antonio for their first Final Four.
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