(CBS/AP) BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - At this point, Brittney Griner takes her dunks in stride but her coach would like to see a few more of them.
That was the message from Baylor's Kim Mulkey after her star center's right-handed slam highlighted another convincing win for the top-seeded Lady Bears.
"I think she's gotten away from trying to be monstrous with her going to the rim," Mulkey said. "I told her about two weeks ago I said: `Even if you miss it, it sends a message."'
Griner became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night, and Baylor beat ninth-seeded Florida 76-57. After a fairly quiet game-and-a-half to start the tournament, Griner took a pass from a teammate, stepped toward the hoop, stretched out her right arm and jammed the ball through.
It was the first dunk in over a year for the 6-foot-8 phenom.
"I think my team got fired up a little bit more than me. I got a little bit more fired up, I think, on one of the blocks I had," Griner said. "But it definitely felt good throwing it down."
Candace Parker of Tennessee dunked twice in an NCAA tournament game in 2006 against Army. Griner's dunk was her first of the season and sixth of her career. Parker holds the career record with seven.
Dunking is nothing new for Griner. In high school, she was a regular on sports highlight reels with her throwdowns. Check out this clip of her dunking with ease in high school practice:
The Lady Bears led 41-28 after the dunk. Griner had already delighted the fans at Bowling Green's Stroh Center with her dunking display in warmups, at one point throwing down a two-handed effort and pulling herself up toward the rim. She dunked in warmups before her first-round game too.
"The first time I dunked in warmups, I could tell the crowd really enjoyed it, so I just kept dunking for them," she said.