Baylor vs. Notre Dame LIVE UPDATES: Women's NCAA Tournament Final

04/03/2012 08:07 pm ET

The madness officially ends tonight.

No. 1 Baylor (39-0, 18-0 Big 12)

vs.

No. 1 Notre Dame (35-3, 15-1 Big East)

8:30 PM ET
Pepsi Center, CO

One team is going for perfection. The other is trying to complete some unfinished business.

Led by Brittney Griner, the Baylor Lady Bears are just one win away from their second ever national championship along with becoming the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games.

But All-American Skylar Diggins and the Fighting Irish, who lost to Texas A&M in the national title game last year, have different plans.

"We've had one goal all season long,"
Diggins said. "We've wanted to get back here and play in this game."

Will Baylor complete the perfect season? Or will Notre Dame play the role of the Super Bowl XLII champions New York Giants and spoil the party?

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04/03/2012 10:42 PM EDT

@ ESPNHomeCourt :

40 AND 0! Brittney Griner and the #Baylor #LadyBears finish off a perfect season with a National Championship. http://t.co/uxckMxGi

04/03/2012 10:41 PM EDT

Griner: "I can't even give you words I'm just glad it's coming home to Baylor"

04/03/2012 10:41 PM EDT

@ richarddeitsch :

Brittney Griner's final stat line: 26 points, 13 rebounds, 5 blocks. She hit 11 of 16 from the field. And she's just a junior. Baller.

04/03/2012 10:40 PM EDT

BAYLOR BEATS NOTRE DAME 80-61 TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. LADY BEARS FINISH THE SEASON AT 40-0!

04/03/2012 10:38 PM EDT

The Baylor bench is celebrating. 30.6 seconds left until the Lady Bears are crowned national champs!

04/03/2012 10:37 PM EDT

Griner is taken out of the game and gets a huge ovation from the Baylor crowd as she hugs each of her coaches.

04/03/2012 10:35 PM EDT

Diggins makes both and Sims has fouled out with 19 points. 77-58 Baylor with under two minutes to play.

04/03/2012 10:34 PM EDT

Diggins draws a foul on the long jumper.

04/03/2012 10:33 PM EDT

@ LauraLoo23 :

RGIII dancing it up in Denver. He's got moves. Duh! #espnwbb

04/03/2012 10:33 PM EDT

Griner gets a pass at the top of the key and didn't appear to expect it and misses a jumper. But she wouldn't be denied the next possession and makes another short 2. 77-56 Baylor with 2:30 to go.

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