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Baylor holds off Notre Dame, 82-81, to claim third NCAA women's basketball title

Baylor holds off Notre Dame, 82-81, to claim third NCAA women's basketball title

Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure.

Jackson drove for a tiebreaking layup with 3.9 seconds left, and that put the game into the hands of another tournament hero.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale missed the first of two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining, and Baylor held on for an 82-81 victory Sunday in the NCAA women's basketball championship game.

“They just kept doing what we've been taught to do, and that's guard people,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “We just beat the defending national champions. That team is so good, so talented. You're going to see those...

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