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(23-3, 13-1) 6/5
WACO, Texas (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 18 of her 24 points in the first half and No. 6 Baylor coasted to its ninth straight win, beating Iowa State 89-51 Wednesday night.
Sims, the nation's leading scorer, made nine of 13 from the field and pushed her season total on 3-pointers to 80 by going 6 of 8 from long range.
The Lady Bears (23-3, 13-1 Big 12), who have their highest ranking of the season, took control with a 10-1 run midway through the first half on the way to their 34th straight conference home win.
Freshman Seanna Johnson scored 12 points to lead the Cyclones (17-8, 6-8), who haven't won two straight games since a 14-0 start capped by a 92-43 win over Texas Tech that put them at 3-0 in the Big 12.
Sims had four steals to go with nine assists and five rebounds before coming out with Baylor leading by 35 with 8:01 remaining. She broke Emily Niemann's 10-year-old school record of 75 3-pointers with a shot that put the Lady Bears up 14-10.
Robertson made all three of her 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, and freshman Nina Davis had 11 points and six rebounds.
Odyssey Sims' 24 points extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 37 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9. She tallied the 42nd career game with at least 20 points.
Sims became the Baylor single-season leader in made 3-point baskets with her second of the game. She went on to make four more treys to give her a total of six in the game and 80 for the season. The previous record was 75 by Emily Niemann in 2003-04.
Sims now has 99 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 37 times in her career.
Sims tied a season-high with six 3-point baskets. She has had six in three other games this year.
Sims' nine assists in the game were her second-highest total of the season. She had 13 vs. San Jose State on Dec. 13, 2013.
Makenzie Robertson went 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the game. It was only her second game of the season to be perfect from behind the arc.
Robertson had 11 points in the game to notch her seventh double-figure scoring game of the season.
Niya Johnson had 10 assists in the game. It was her fourth game of the season with 10 or more assists.
Nina Davis (11 points) scored in double-figures for the 21st time this year.
Khadijiah Cave had 10 points in the game to be in double-figures for the sixth time this season.
Chardonae Fuqua' had four points in the game. It was her most points in a Big 12 game this season.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor's bench outscored Iowa State 39-10. It was Baylor's most bench points in Big 12 play this year, passing the 37 vs. Texas Tech.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Lady Bears 1st played Iowa State in 1997. Cyclones won by 45 at Ferrell Center. Haven't won in Waco since. 10 straight for BU at home vs ISU-- Sean Giggy (@sgiggy_kwtx) February 20, 2014
Baylor heads to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on TCU Saturday (Feb. 22) at 11 a.m. CT.