Maya Moore led Connecticut to a fast start, with 21 points in the first 18 minutes of the second NCAA Women's Semifinal game, and Tina Charles had 13 more, while Baylor's Brittney Griner had only 9 points in the first half, though the 6'8" post player, who led the tournament with blocked shots, had added 5 more, bringing her tournament total to 40.
UConn led 39-26 at halftime, and started the second half by opening the lead to 15 points. But Griner and Morghan Medlock led the Bears on a 12-0 run to pull within three points of the top-ranked Huskies just over five minutes into the second half.
UConn withstood the Baylor onslaught, and answered with a 12-2 run to go back up by 13 points by midway in the second half.
The Bears never got any closer, becoming the 77th. consecutive team to lose, all by a double digit margin, to the Huskies.
Moore finished with a 34 point, 12 rebound double double, and Charles also had a double double, with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Medlock finished with 14 points, and Griner 13.
Now, only the Pac-10's Stanford Cardinal, the last team to defeat UConn, stands between the Huskies and back to back undefeated national championships. Stanford lost by 12 points last December, as well as last season, the only losses in the Cardinals' last 57 games.