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Baylor Lady Bears cap perfect 40-0 season with win over Notre Dame

The Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team became the first college basketball team to record a 40-0 record, crushing Notre Dame for the national championship Tuesday night, 80-61. Their run through the 2011-12 season was as impressive as any in college sports history. They had only four games decided by single digits. They knocked off perennial powerhouses Connecticut, Tennessee (twice) and Stanford; And they beat last year's two finalists, Notre Dame (twice) and Texas A&M (three times). They were head and shoulders above every other team, and their national championship was a fitting end to the season.

Congratulations to Baylor (even if they did knock off Stanford along the way).

PHOTO: April 3, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Baylor Bears players celebrate after the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the finals of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball Final Four at the Pepsi Center. The Bears defeated the Fighting Irish 80-61. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE