AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 34 points, pushing No. 7 Baylor to a 72-56 win over Texas on Sunday, the Lady Bears' eighth consecutive victory that keeps them firmly in first place in the Big 12.
Sims, the national scoring leader, shook off a poor shooting start, and Baylor (22-3, 12-1) held Texas to just one field goal over the first 11 minutes of the second half as the Lady Bears pulled away.
Baylor, which is chasing its fourth consecutive Big 12 title, forced 26 Texas turnovers, turning them into 33 points.
Nneka Enemkpali scored 10 for Texas (17-8, 8-5), which dropped just its second home loss of the season and first in the Big 12.
Sims scored 44 when the teams first played two weeks earlier. She was 3-of 15 shooting in the first half of the rematch, but scored 22 points in the second half.
Baylor's win Sunday closes Texas' lead in the all-time series to 57-29, and the Lady Bears are 21-10 vs. Texas under Kim Mulkey, including a 9-5 edge when playing in Austin.
Odyssey Sims' 30 points extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 36 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9. She tallied the 41st career game with at least 20 points and the 13th with 30 or more.
Niya Johnson hit her first trey of the season and third of her career. She tallied nine points, a high for her in a Big 12 game this season.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor had 33 points off 26 Texas turnovers, while Texas had just 11 points off 15 Baylor turnovers.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Baylor returns home to host Iowa State in the two teams' first matchup this season Wednesday (Feb. 19) at 7 p.m. CT on FCS.