Jan. 13, 2014
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7/7 BAYLOR (14-2) 55, 1/1 UCONN (18-0) 66
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor has never defeated a No. 1 ranked opponent in seven tries (four against Texas in 1985-86 and twice against UCONN in 2010).
Baylor's nation-best and school-record 69-game home winning streak came to a close. Its last loss before the streak started at home came March 7, 2010, vs. Texas (70-54). The steak was the third longest in NCAA history. Of the 69 wins during the streak, 19 came against ranked opponents.
Baylor is now 100-61 against ranked opponents under Mulkey. Since losing to No. 15 Texas in 2004-05, BU is 81-36 vs. ranked foes, including 13-0 in 2011-12, 12-2 in 2012-13 and 0-2 this season. Mulkey is 34-30 vs. top 10 teams.
The all-time series between Baylor and UCONN now moves to UCONN's favor, 3-2. UCONN won the first two meetings on April 4, 2010, and November 16, 2010, while Baylor has won the last two meetings on December 18, 2011, and February 18, 2013. All five series meetings have come under BU head coach Kim Mulkey and UCONN head coach Geno Auriemma.
Baylor is now 6-1 when playing a Big Monday ESPN game.
Baylor is now 77-27 in January games under Mulkey.
Baylor failed to score at least 75 points for the first time all season.
9,145 fans attended the Ferrell Center for the game, which marked a season high.
In Baylor's last 269 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 457 of 469 games.
Baylor is now 122-7 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 now 88-4 over the past three seasons.
Baylor has 50 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 trailed at the half for just the second time this season (vs. Ole Miss, 41-40 on Dec. 18) and fell to 1-1 when doing so. BU is 39-54 when trailing at the half under Mulkey.
Odyssey Sims (20 points) now has 17 straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; it marks the 34th time in her career she's passed the 20-point mark in a game.
Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 26 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had 9.
Sims now has 89 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 28 times in her career.
Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all 15 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; 18 vs. TCU; 15 vs. UCONN).
Sims now has 21 straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made (last game with 0, 3/9/13 vs. Kansas State).
Through 3-plus years, 4th-year players Sims and Mackenzie Robertson are 122-7 (.945) overall, 55-1 (.982) in Big 12 regular season play and were undefeated (67-0) at the Ferrell Center until tonight. The duo has 6 Big 12 titles, 3 NCAA Tournament trips, an NCAA title and two Final Four appearances to their credit.
Nina Davis (11 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 14th time this season out of 16 games.
Davis (career-high 17 rebounds) had her 5th double figure rebounding game of the season.
Davis notched her 4th double double of the season.
Makenzie Robertson has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 11 straight games.
Robertson (10 points) has scored double figures 3 times this season and 7 times in her career.