TAMPA, Fla. — The game was billed as old school versus new school. The bruising, defensive-minded bigs of the Baylor Lady Bears against the spread-the-floor, pick-and-roll, 3-point-launching Oregon Ducks.
And there was Baylor’s powerhouse duo in the post — the 6-foot-7 Kalani Brown and the 6-4 Lauren Cox — versus Oregon’s state-of-the-art triple-double machine in the backcourt, Sabrina Ionescu.
In a thrilling semifinal of the N.C.A.A. tournament, full of breakneck lead changes, old school triumphed. With a 72-67 victory on Friday, the top-seeded Lady Bears advanced to Sunday’s final and will play against Notre Dame, the defending champion, for their first national title since 2012. Baylor also won the title in 2005. Oregon, seeded second, was playing in its first Final Four.
[Read about Notre Dame’s win over UConn in the other semifinal.]
Brown finished with 22 points, and Cox had 21. Ionescu, the career leader in N.C.A.A. triple-doubles for men and women, finished with 18 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
“They have two of the best post players, obviously very tall, very athletic,” Ionescu said. “They were beasts inside. But we had to adjust and we didn’t.”
Though the Lady Bears won on the strength of their superb post players, the clutch player in the waning moments was guard Chloe Jackson, a graduate transfer from Louisiana State. Jackson breezed by several defenders to hit the go-ahead layup with 41 seconds left. Brown and Cox sealed the victory with free throws.
For Baylor, the Ducks were the first real challenge of this tournament. Entering the Final Four, the Lady Bears had rolled over their opponents by an average margin of 38.2 points. This game had 12 lead changes and 12 ties.
Despite the different styles of play, Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey did not see the matchup as simply old school versus new. She said her team could adapt to whatever style was needed.
“You change and you run offenses based on what your kids are capable of doing,” Mulkey said as her young grandson, Kannon, sat on her lap during a news conference after the game. “I think that’s why we get post players, because people whose daughters are big, they don’t want to sit there and rebound and kick a ball out to 3-point shooters all night, set screens for 3-point shooters all night. I think with the post players, they involve our perimeter players. We don’t have to shoot a lot of 3s.”
After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Ionescu, the most dynamic player in the game, took over. With seconds remaining in the first half, she dribbled behind the 3-point arc and let loose a shot with Baylor’s best defender, DiDi Richards, as close as the number on her Ducks jersey.
As her right arm lingered in the air, Richards smacked it hard, sending Ionescu to the floor. Still on the ground, Ionescu turned and stared down Richards with a look that could launch a thousand memes. Enough was enough.
By the end of the half, Ionescu had a dozen points and Oregon had a 34-33 lead.
But Brown and the Lady Bears would not be denied. This was the moment Brown had dreamed about.
“The feeling is unreal,” she said. “I’m still in shock. I’m overwhelmed.”
Mulkey has talked repeatedly about wanting to see Brown rewarded with a championship in her senior year.
The coach has known Brown since she was considerably smaller. Brown’s mother, Dee, played at Louisiana Tech when Mulkey was an assistant there. Mulkey took over as the coach of Baylor in 2000.
Brown’s other parent is P. J. Brown, whose 15-year N.B.A. career ended with his first title in 2008, when he was with the Boston Celtics. Brown was in the arena the night her father hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Now she hopes to hoist her own.B:
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