March 22, 2014
5/6 BAYLOR (30-4) 87, WESTERN KENTUCKY (24-9) 74
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor is 31-10 in NCAA Championship games and is 11-1 in first round games.
Baylor has now won its first-round game in each of the last 12 NCAA trips.
Baylor advances to the NCAA Championship round for the 11th straight year and 12th overall.
With the victory, Baylor now leads the series with Western Kentucky 1-0.
Last time BU had two players with 30 points was on Feb. 18, 2001 vs. Missouri. Danielle Crockrom (36) and Sheila Lambert (30). Nina Davis and Odyssey Sims duplicated the feat with 32 and 31, respectively. This marked the fourth time two players scored 30 or more points, Crockrom and Lambert accomplished the feat three times.
Baylor, at 30-4, records its fourth straight 30-win season and fifth under Kim Mulkey.
Makenzie Robertson and Odyssey Sims are 76-2 in games played in the Ferrell Center: Freshman - 21-0, Sophomore - 19-0, Junior - 17-0, Senior - 18-2 (UConn, West Virginia)
Baylor is now 27-2 when leading at the half (led 47-41).
Baylor has 68 straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made dating back to Nov. 13, 2012, when BU was 0-for-3 from long range.
Baylor is now 138-9 over the last four seasons.
Baylor is now 104-6 over the past three seasons.
Baylor's 185 season treys sets a BU single-season record, the previous high was 184 by the 2010-11 squad.
Baylor is 193-5 (.975) overall when scoring 80 or ,more points in a game, 19-1 this season.
Odyssey Sims' 969 points this season extended her Big 12 Conference single season scoring record.
Sims' 15 points in the first half marks the 31st time this season she's been in double figures by halftime.
Sims' 31 points extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 47 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18, 2013, when she had 9. She now had 16 games with 30 or more points, 15 this season.
Sims now has 106 career games in double figures.
Nina Davis tallied a career-high 32 points and scored in double-figures for the 29th time this season.
Davis (32p/10r) records her 12th double-double.
Davis, with 24 points in the first half, recorded her 12th game of attaining double figures by halftime.
Davis has hauled down 305 rebounds which ranks No. 3 on Baylor's freshman rebounding chart; Sophia Young holds the record at 351 (2002-03).
Niya Johnson, with nine assists tonight, became Baylor's all-time single-season assist leader, she has 220, eclipsing Sheila Lambert's 216 set during the 2001-02.