Ga. Tech reaches goal, now No. 1 Baylor is next

By Paul Newberry

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, March 22 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Baylor's Brittney Griner greest fans as she runs off the court after her team beat Florida 76-57 in a second-round NCAA women's tournament college basketball game, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio.

J.D. Pooley, Associated Press

ATLANTA — As soon as the NCAA women's bracket was announced, Sasha Goodlett started getting texts from her friends about Brittney Griner.

The Georgia Tech center didn't want to get ahead of herself. Goodlett reminded everyone that the Yellow Jackets had to win two games just to reach the regional semifinals.

Well, that's out of the way. Goodlett and her team are in the round of 16 for the first time in school history. But they sure didn't have much time to celebrate before Saturday's game in the Des Moines Regional.

Next up is top-ranked Baylor, which hasn't lost all season. The Bears are led by 6-foot-8 Griner, the nation's most dominant player.

Goodlett knows she'll have tough task trying to guard Griner, but she doesn't sound intimidated.

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