2011–12 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team

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2011–12 Baylor Lady Bears basketball
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
NCAA National Champions
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
Preseason Women's NIT Champions
NCAA Women's Tournament National Championship, W, 80–61 vs Notre Dame
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
2011–12 record 40–0 (18–0 Big 12)
Head coach Kim Mulkey
Assistant coach Bill Brock
Assistant coach Damion McKinney
Assistant coach Rekha Patterson
Home arena Ferrell Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »

The 2011–12 Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey. The team plays its home games at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas and are members of the Big 12 Conference.

The Lady Bears began the season as the preseason #1 team in both the Associated Press and the Coaches' Poll. They ran through the season undefeated, winning the Big 12 regular season and the Big 12 Tournament. They became the first team in college basketball history (men's or women's) to finish 40–0 by defeating Notre Dame for the National Championship. (In 2014 Connecticut matched the Lady Bears 40-0 mark, tying an NCAA record.)

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Class
0 Odyssey Sims 5–9 Guard Sophomore
1 Kimetria Hayden 5–11 Guard Junior
3 Jordan Madden 6–0 Guard Junior
4 Shanay Washington 6–1 Guard Sophomore
10 Destiny Williams 6–1 Forward Junior
14 Makenzie Robertson 5–10 Guard Sophomore
20 Terran Condrey 5–7 Guard Senior
22 Sune Agbuke 6–4 Post Freshman
24 Ashley Field 6–2 Center Senior
25 Lindsay Palmer 5–10 Guard Senior
32 Brooklyn Pope 6–1 Forward/Guard Redshirt Junior
42 Brittney Griner 6–8 Center Junior
44 Mariah Chandler 6–2 Forward Junior

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  1. ^ http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/bay-w-baskbl-mtt.html

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Regular season
2011/11/11* #1 Howard
(Women's NIT)
W 82–28  1–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,587)
2011/11/13* #1 Chattanooga
(Women's NIT)
W 91–31  2–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,005)
2011/11/17* #1 UCLA
(Women's NIT)
W 83–50  3–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,577)
2011/11/20* #1 #2 Notre Dame
(Women's NIT)
W 94–81  4–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (9,477)
2011/11/22* #1 Yale W 109–59  5–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,681)
2011/11/27* #1 #7 Tennessee W 76–67  6–0 (0–0) Thompson–Boling Arena (16,623)
2011/11/30* #1 Texas Southern W 91–39  7–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,041)
2011/12/04* #1 Minnesota W 89–60  8–0 (0–0) Williams Arena (3,814)
2011/12/08* #1 Milwaukee W 72–41  9–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,066)
2011/12/11* #1 St. John's
(Maggie Dixon Classic)
W 73–59  10–0 (0–0) Madison Square Garden (n/a)
2011/12/18* #1 #2 Connecticut W 66–61  11–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (10,627)
2011/12/21* #1 McNeese State W 90–50  12–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,516)
2011/12/30* #1 Mississippi Valley State W 93–55  13–0 (0–0) Ferrell Center (7,634)
2012/01/04 #1 Missouri W 90–46  14–0 (1–0) Ferrell Center (8,017)
2012/01/07 #1 Iowa State W 57–45  15–0 (2–0) Hilton Coliseum (9,103)
2012/01/11 #1 Oklahoma State W 71–44  16–0 (3–0) Ferrell Center (8,707)
2012/01/15 #1 Texas W 77–59  17–0 (4–0) Frank Erwin Center (9,002)
2012/01/18 #1 #20 Texas Tech W 72–64  18–0 (5–0) United Spirit Arena (12,403)
2012/01/21 #1 #22 Kansas State W 76–41  19–0 (6–0) Ferrell Center (9,380)
2012/01/26 #1 Oklahoma W 89–58  20–0 (7–0) Lloyd Noble Center (8,103)
2012/01/28 #1 Kansas W 74–46  21–0 (8–0) Ferrell Center (10,006)
2012/02/01 #1 Missouri W 71–41  22–0 (9–0) Mizzou Arena (3,504)
2012/02/04 #1 Kansas State W 70–41  23–0 (10–0) Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
2012/02/06 #1 Oklahoma
(Big Monday)
W 81–54  24–0 (11–0) Ferrell Center (8,341)
2012/02/11 #1 #14 Texas A&M W 71–48  25–0 (12–0) Ferrell Center (10,627)
2012/02/15 #1 Oklahoma State W 81–51  26–0 (13–0) Gallagher-Iba Arena (2,648)
2012/02/18 #1 Texas Tech W 56–51  27–0 (14–0) Ferrell Center (10,381)
2012/02/21 #1 Texas W 80–59  28–0 (15–0) Ferrell Center (8,592)
2012/02/24 #1 Kansas W 76–45  29–0 (16–0) Allen Fieldhouse (4,676)
2012/02/27 #1 #17 Texas A&M
(Big Monday)
W 69–62  30–0 (17–0) Reed Arena (10,265)
2012/03/03 #1 Iowa State W 77–53  31–0 (18–0) Ferrell Center (9,435)
Big 12 Tournament
2012/03/08 #1 Texas Tech
(Big 12 Quarterfinals)
W 72–48  32–0 (18–0) Municipal Auditorium (5,542)
2012/03/09 #1 Kansas State
(Big 12 Semifinals)
W 86–65  33–0 (18–0) Municipal Auditorium ( –)
2012/03/10 #1 #22 Texas A&M
(Big 12 Finals)
W 73–50  34–0 (18–0) Municipal Auditorium (4,235)
NCAA Tournament
2012/03/18 #1 UC-Santa Barbara
(NCAA First Round)
W 81–40  35–0 (18–0) Stroh Center (4,205)
2012/03/20 #1 Florida
(NCAA Second Round)
W 76–57  36–0 (18–0) Stroh Center (4,097)
2012/03/24 #1 #15 Georgia Tech
(NCAA Sweet Sixten)
W 83–68  37–0 (18–0) Wells Fargo Arena (7,941)
2012/03/26 #1 #9 Tennessee
(NCAA Elite Eight)
W 77–58  38–0 (18–0) Wells Fargo Arena (9,068)
2012/04/01 #1 #2 Stanford
(NCAA Final Four)
W 59–47  39–0 (18–0) Pepsi Center (19,028)
2011/04/03 #1 #4 Notre Dame
(NCAA Championship Game)
W 80–61  40–0 (18–0) Pepsi Center (19,028)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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