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Mulkey bothered by social media taunts of Griner

By Doug Feinberg

Associated Press

Published: Monday, April 2 2012 5:45 p.m. MDT

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey answers questions for the media during a news conference, Monday, April 2, 2012, in Denver. Baylor will play Notre Dame for the women's NCAA championship basketball game on Tuesday.

Julie Jacobson, Associated Press

DENVER — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey says she's disgusted by taunting and insults directed at star player Brittney Griner on social media.

The 6-foot-8 AP player of the year is the subject of constant mocking on Twitter and other sites, and Mulkey said during her news conference Monday that it has to stop.

While the barrage of negative comments annoys Mulkey, Griner seems to brush them aside, not letting them bother her.

She says she enjoys going on Twitter as it gives her a chance to be herself and interact with others. Just don't expect to find her as she uses an alias. Unlike Skylar Diggins, who gained 18,000 followers after the Irish's win over Connecticut in the semifinals, Griner enjoys living in anonymity. She says she has about 200 followers.

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