Lady Bears, Irish chase history

Either Baylor is first to go 40-0, or Notre Dame is first to end perfection in finale

Originally Published: April 2, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW

DENVER -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey was in this position once as a player at Louisiana Tech. She entered the last game of her freshman season, 1980-81, with a perfect season hanging in the balance.

Win, and you're a historical success. Lose, and -- fair or not -- that one defeat ends up defining your entire season. That's what Mulkey and the Lady Bears face Tuesday night in the NCAA title game against Notre Dame (ESPN and ESPN3, 8:30 ET).

"We're 39-0, and you don't want ...

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