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Brittney Griner has 18 career dunks and the nation’s 43rd president got to watch three of them on Tuesday night.
George W. Bush took in the women’s NCAA Tournament second-round matchup between Florida State and Baylor with his wife, Laura. Griner put on a show for the former president with 33 points, a career-high 22 rebounds and another career-high three dunks. The 6-foot-8 senior also had four blocks to add to her NCAA record (for men and women) 742 career rejections.
Griner is attempting to lead the Bears to their second-straight NCAA title. Baylor is 34-1 on the season, with their only loss coming back in November against Stanford.
Watch Griner’s performance, with a cameo from Bush, in the video below.
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Brittney Griner got another dunk for the Baylor fans seeing her at home for the last time.
The 6-foot-8 Griner had her 16th career dunk, her second in this NCAA tournament, with a one-handed slam in the first half Tuesday night against Florida State.
Following a Florida State basket, Griner's dunk came on the break. Freshman guard Niya Johnson threw a pass ahead to Griner,...
Brittney Griner caught the pass going toward the basket, took one more step without a dribble and finished with a one-handed slam dunk.
As impressive as that play was, it was only the first of three dunks for Griner in her final home game for Baylor.
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Brittney Griner provided a most appropriate good-bye in her final home game for Baylor - with a trio of dunks and another double-double.
Griner had 33 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to go with her three highlight dunks, including a the one-hand slam in the first half and two more in a 79-second span right before coming out of the game for good, as the defending national champion...