Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/12/13
Iowa State guard Nikki Moody's layup attempt rolled around and almost completely stopped on the back of the rim before finally falling off. Even if Moody had finished off her nifty steal in the backcourt, it wouldn't have helped the Cyclones much against No. 1 Baylor. The outcome in the Big 12 women's tournament championship game was pretty much decided - and there were still a few seconds remaining in the first half. Brittney Griner scored 31 points and the defending national champion Lady Bears won their third consecutive Big 12 tournament title, rolling past No. 23 Iowa State 75-47 Monday night. Count Cyclones coach Bill Fennelly among those who figured the Big 12 title was decided long ago. When he showed the team where it stood in league stats and standings during the season, he simply erased Baylor, which won the regular season by six games. ''I think they are different than anyone in the country,'' said Fennelly, whose team ended up as the runner-up in both the regular se...
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