WACO, Texas (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 25 points and No. 9 Baylor cruised to a 92-43 victory over Texas Tech after the Big 12-leading Lady Bears scored the game's first 19 points Wednesday night.
Baylor (17-3, 7-1 Big 12) has won its last three games, rebounding nicely from the team's first back-to-back losses in four years -- since Brittney Griner's freshman season.
Texas Tech (6-14, 0-9) missed its first 12 shots before Marina Lizarazu, one of its two freshman starters, made an impressive drive for a layup more than 9 minutes into the game.
The Lady Bears had another big run to start the second half, with Sims making two 3-pointers as they scored 16 consecutive points over a 5-minutes span. Makenzie Robertson also had two 3s in that stretch before Nina Davis' run-capping layup made it 63-22.
Davis finished with 13 points while Robertson and Khadijiah Cave had 11 points, and Ieshia Small 10. Sune Agbuke had 10 rebounds.
Amber Battle led Texas Tech with 11 points, eight below her season average.
Odyssey Sims, 25 points, extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 31 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9. It was the 37th career game for Sims with at least 20 points.
Makenzie Robertson's 11 points marked the fifth time this season that she's scored in double figures and the second-straight game.
Nina Davis' 13 points marked the 16th time this season she's scored in double figures.
Sune Abuke grabbed 10 rebounds to reach double digits in that category for the eighth time this season and the second-straight game.
Khadijah Cave reached double figures in scoring (11) on 5-of-5 shooting for the first time this season vs. a Big 12 opponent, and the fourth time overall.
Ieshia Small scored a career high 10 points and matched a season-high with five assists.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outscored Texas Tech in the paint, 44-16.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"Many places don't have the fan support that we do. They appreciate that we get in your face and we guard people. They cheer for effort. They stay and they watch our kids play hard." - Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey
Baylor hosts Texas Saturday (Feb. 1) at 6:30 p.m. CT on FSSW.