Historic Brittney Griner Dunk Pushes Baylor Past Florida [VIDEO]

   on March 21 2012 10:40 AM
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Baylor center Brittney Griner dominated all season on the way to a national title. Reuters

Top-seeded Baylor's junior center Brittney Griner made history on Tuesday night against the Florida Gators when she dunked the ball with her right hand early in the second half that gave the Lady Bears a 13-point cushion at the time. Eventually, Baylor won the game 76-57 to advance to the Sweet 16 for a game against the No. 4 seed Georgia Tech.

Griner's dunk was only the second time a woman had dunked in an NCAA tournament game, the other time being in a 2006 tournament game when Tennessee's Candace Parker did it twice. Griner's dunk was also the sixth of her collegiate career, one short of Parker's all-time record.

I think my team got fired up a little bit more than me. I got a little bit more fired up, I think, on one of the blocks I had, Griner said. But it definitely felt good throwing it down.

Griner finished the game against the Gators 8 of 14 from the field, tallying 25 points, nine rebounds and six blocks.

Watch the video of Griner's historic dunk below:

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