Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Brittney Griner tweeted at halftime
WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner had enough time at intermission of her final home game for Baylor to do a bit of tweeting.
Griner became the first woman with three dunks in a game in Baylor's 85-47 victory over Florida State in the NCAA tournament on Tuesday night. She had one before halftime, when the 6-foot-8 star apparently tweeted that she wanted two more in her last home game for the Lady Bears.
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"Need two more dunks on home court for the best crowd ever! #BaylorNation" read a tweet posted from Griner's account, @Brittney4Griner. The timeline would match when Baylor was at halftime, leading the Seminoles 51-20.
Griner then had two more dunks in a 79-second span after the break. The last was a reverse one-handed slam after grabbing a rebound between three Seminoles not long before she came out of the game for good.
When the WNBA draft is held next month, Griner is expected to be the top overall pick. Phoenix has the first selection. Rules in that pro league would prohibit Griner from tweeting during a game.
In another post Wednesday morning, Griner wrote she was "In class like a zombie!!! Talk about sleepy!!!!" She even included a picture to prove it, appearing droopy-eyed and propping her head up on her right arm.
The defending national champion Lady Bears are in the NCAA round of 16 for the fourth consecutive year. They play Louisville on Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Griner has 18 career dunks, three more than the combined total of the other six women who have dunked in a college game.