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NCAA women's basketball championship: Baylor holds off Notre Dame, wins 3rd title

(CNN)A season ago, there was tragedy. This year, a star went down, but the season ends with a championship.Baylor, the top overall seed of the women's NCAA basketball tournament, has won its third national title, defeating No. 1 seed Notre Dame 82-81 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Sunday. It's Baylor's first title since 2012, which also came against the Fighting Irish.Baylor (37-1) led by as many as 17, but after a leg injury to Bears star forward Lauren Cox in the third quarter, the Irish (35-4) surged back to take the lead with just over three minutes left.But Baylor regrouped, as Chloe Jackson, who led Baylor with 26 points in her final collegiate game, hit what turned out to be the dagger with 4 seconds to go.Arike Ogunbowale, th ...
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