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Nneka Enemkpali had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead Texas (14-7, 5-4). Four of the Longhorns' losses have been to ranked teams.
Sims, the nation's second-leading scorer who had 33 percent over the previous three games, was 12 of 34 from the field in her fourth 40-point game of the season.
But she hit big shots when Baylor needed them, including a go-ahead jumper that started an 8-0 run to open the second half as she scored the most points at home in her career.
The Lady Bears were up five when Sims ended up with a loose ball after a scramble on the defensive end, and she went the length of the court for a layup, screaming to the crowd after giving Baylor a 71-64 lead with 4:23 remaining.
Davis had 15 points and 17 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season, and fellow freshman Khadijiah Cave had nine of her 11 points in the second half as the Lady Bears won their fourth straight since a rare two-game skid that temporarily knocked them out of the top 10.
Nekia Jones scored 11 points for Texas, and Brady Sanders, Celina Rodrigo and Kelsey Lang had 10 apiece.
Baylor's two turnovers were a program low, BU's previous low was five: vs. Minnesota, 12/5/10; vs. Colorado, 2/33/06; Iowa State 2/27/02
Baylor's 37 free-throws made were a season high (33 vs. Kentucky 12/6/13).
Baylor's 44 free-throw attempts were the most this season in a regulation game and second only to 46 attempts vs. Kentucky in a 4OT loss, Dec. 6, 2013.
Odyssey Sims' 44 points (8th highest single-game total in school history) marked the fourth time in her career with at least 40 and extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 32 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9. It was the 9th game this season (10th of career) with at least 30 points and the 38th career game with at least 20 points.
Sims set career highs for both free throws made (18) and free throws attempted (20).
Nina Davis recorded her sixth double-double figures of the season (15 pts 17 reb); she reached double figures in scoring for the 17th time this season and double figures in rebounds for the seventh time.
Davis' 17 rebounds matched a season-high, accomplished three times.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outscored Texas in the paint, 38-24.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Odyssey Sims has 42 points, 7 rebounds. Lady Bears lead Texas 82-69 with 52.9 left-- Nick Canizales (@NickCanizales) February 2, 2014
"You'll win a lot of ball games when you just turn the ball over twice, and particularly when we do a lot of things with Odyssey [Sims] and our guards taking care of the ball so much." - Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey
Baylor heads to Norman, Okla., to take on Oklahoma Monday night at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.