Jan. 9, 2014
7/7 BAYLOR (13-1, 3-0) 78, WEST VIRGINIA (14-1, 2-1) 62
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
West Virginia Coliseum (Morgantown, WV)
Odyssey Sims set a West Virginia Coliseum scoring record with a career-high 48 points.
Sims' 48 points rank No. 3 on BU's single game scoring list behind Mary Lowry's 54 (vs. Texas, Feb. 16, 1984 and Brittney Griner's 50 (vs. Kansas State (March 13, 2013).
Baylor leads the all-time series with West Virginia 4-1 after Wednesday night's win and the Lady Bears are 4-0 vs. the Mountaineers under head coach Kim Mulkey.
Baylor has won a nation's-best and Big 12 school-record 43 straight regular-season league games, as its last league loss came Feb. 19, 2011, vs. Texas Tech (56-45).
Baylor is 76-26 in January games under Mulkey.
Baylor has won 52 straight games against Big 12 opponents overall, a continuing league record.
Baylor is 106-3 over last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points, BU is 297-16 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 191-6 when scoring 80+.
Baylor has scored at least 75 points in all 13 games this season.
The Lady Bears outrebounded WVU by 21 (51-30).
Baylor shot a season-high 57.1 (8-14) percent from 3-point range.
In Baylor's last 267 games, only one opponent (Stanford, .509) has shot 50% or above. Last season, the Cardinal broke BU's streak of 217 games of holding opponents to under 50 percent shooting. Under Mulkey, BU has held its foes under 50% shooting in 454 of 466 games.
Baylor is 121-6 over the last four seasons and 109 of those wins have been by 10 points or more - only five times has Baylor's winning margin been five points or fewer.
Baylor is 87-3 over the past three seasons.
Baylor has 48-straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made dating back to Nov. 13, 2012 when BU was 0-for-3 from long range.
Baylor is now 321-32 under Mulkey when outrebounding its opponent (51-30).
Sims' career-high 48 points marked the third time in her career scoring 40 or more points; 47 vs. Kentucky, 40 at Kansas State.
Sims hauled down a career-high 10 rebounds, recording her first double-double with rebounds and her sixth career double-double.
Sims now has 15 straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; it marks the 32nd time in her career she's passed the 20-point mark in a game and the 8th time she's scored 30 or more points.
Sims, with six treys tonight, set a school record for career 3-pointers, she now has 201, passing Jennifer King's (1989-93) 195.
Sims 26 first-half points are the most by halftime for her this season, she had 24 vs. Rice and UTSA.
Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 24 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had 9.
Sims now has 87 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 26 times in her career.
Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all 14 games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice (career high); 11 vs. Savannah State; 20 vs. Northwestern State; 24 vs. UTSA; 17 vs. SJSU; 13 vs. Kentucky; 16 vs. Houston Baptist; 16 vs. Ole Miss; 20 vs. McNeese State, 15 at Kansas State, 18 vs. Kansas, 26 at West Virginia).
Sims' 48 points gives her 449 on the season; she's scored at least 400 points in all four of her seasons with Baylor.
Through 3-plus years, 4th-year players Sims and Mackenzie Robertson are 121-6 (.953) overall, 54-1 (.982) in Big 12 regular season play and undefeated (66-0) at the Ferrell Center. The duo has 6 Big 12 titles, 3 NCAA Tournament trips, an NCAA title and two Final Four appearances to their credit.
Nina Davis' 12 points gives the freshman double figures in 12 of 14 games this season.
Makenzie Robertson tallied a career-high 10 rebounds.