Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/12/14

The Baylor Bears are the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions.

The Bears defeated Notre Dame 80-61 Tuesday night in Denver to claim their second title and became the first NCAA team in history to win 40 games.

The Bears are the seventh team in histroy to go through a season unbeaten but the first to go 40-0.

Brittney Griner lead the 40-0 Bears to victory with 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks while Odyssey Sims added 19 points and seven rebounds.

For Notre Dame (35-4) it was their second trip in a row to the finals that ended in heartbreak.  They lost 76-70 to Texas A&M last season.     

Skylar Diggins scored 20 points for the Irish. Natalie Novosel ended the night 0-11 with only five points.

Griner has said she will return for her senior year at Baylor. 

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