142392398 8 Baylor hopes to keep perfection going next year

Heisman trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III (bottom C) from the Baylor Bears poses for a photo with the Baylor Bears, including Brittney Griner #42 and head coach Kim Mulkey, with the Bational Championship trophy after they won 8061 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the National Final game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Brittney Griner had barely cut down the championship net when Baylor coach Kim Mulkey began talking about a possible repeat.

With the 6-foot-8 superstar and the other four starters all coming back next year, the Lady Bears will be the heavy favorite to win another title, if not go unbeaten for a second straight year.

Mulkey would like nothing better than to get back to the Final Four, which will take place in her home state of Louisiana next year.

Griner was dominant in leading Baylor to the national championship. She had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Lady Bears to an easy 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA championship, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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