(16-3, 6-1) 12/10
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Stillwater, Okla. Attendance: 4,953
(17-2, 6-2) 8/9
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Odyssey Sims converted a three-point play with 3.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give No. 12 Baylor a 69-66 victory over No. 8 Oklahoma State on Sunday.
Sims, who entered the game as the nation's leading scorer with 30.4 points per game, had a season-low 17 on 7-for-27 shooting, but she had eight rebounds and eight assists.
Mackenzie Robertson scored 18 points and Nina Davis added 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Bears (16-3, 6-1 Big 12), who moved past the Cowgirls to the top of the conference standings. It was Baylor's second straight win since back-to-back losses to Connecticut and Kansas.
Tiffany Bias scored 14 of her 17 points after halftime to help Oklahoma State rally from 16 points down in the second half. Roshunda Johnson scored 15 points, Kendra Suttles scored 12 and Brittney Martin added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Cowgirls (17-2, 6-2).
With Sims sitting out with four fouls and the Lady Bears trailing by four late in regulation, Robertson hit a three that cut Oklahoma State's lead to 57-56 with 1:36 to go. The basket allowed Baylor coach Kim Mulkey to bring Sims back into the game.
Suttles made a hook shot with 40.8 seconds left to put the Cowgirls up by three.
Baylor's Robertson hit another 3-pointer with six seconds left to tie the score at 61. Oklahoma State pushed the ball down the floor, and Bias missed a layup as time expired, taking the game into overtime.
Oklahoma State had the ball late in overtime with the score tied, but Suttles' 3-pointer was blocked by Kristina Higgins and Sims rebounded before scoring the game-winning bucket. OSU had one last chance, but Sims stole the ball from Bias to end the game.
Baylor led 33-24 at halftime, and two 3-pointers by Robertson helped Baylor expand its lead to 45-29 in the early minutes of the second half before Oklahoma State rallied.
Odyssey Sims, with 17 points, her lowest output of the season, extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 30 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9.
Mackenzie Robertson has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 14 straight games. She tallied a game-high 18 points, her fourth double-figure scoring effort of the season, seventh of her career.
Nina Davis recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 16 points, 17 rebounds, it was her sixth double-figure rebounding game of the season as well. She tied her career high which she tallied vs. top-ranked UConn.
Davis matched her career highs in blocks (2) and steals (5).
Sune Agbuke tallied 11 rebounds, her seventh double figure rebounding effort of the season, ninth of her career.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outscored Oklahoma State in the paint, 40-24.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Baylor hosts Texas Tech Wednesday (Jan. 29) at 7 p.m. CT on FSSW+.