The 2012 NCAA women's basketball championship game will be the second meeting of the season between Baylor and Notre Dame, who faced off in a November non-conference game.
Baylor defeated Notre Dame, 94-81, in the fourth game of the season in a game played in Waco.
The Fighting Irish at least gave the Bears a game, which very few teams could say this year. Their 81 points was the most any Baylor opponent scored all season, as Notre Dame's experienced back-court wasn't awed by Baylor star Brittney Griner's shot-blocking ability.
Despite going only 3-18 from the three-point line, the Fighting Irish had two players score over 25 points: Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel. Novosel was able to make a living at the free-throw line, where she knocked down 11 of 15.
Baylor's other All-American, PG Odyssey Sims, started the game on the bench due to an unspecified violation of team rules, but she still scored 25 points.
The game might be most remembered for the altercation Sims got into with Diggins late in the game when the two got tangled up in a nasty fall during a scramble for a loose ball, which ended up with Sims being assessed for a technical foul.