WACO, Texas - The 10th-ranked Baylor Lady Bears completed their exhibition season with a 91-49 win over Oklahoma City University on Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
For a second-straight contest BU scored over 90 points, opening the game on an 8-0 run and never looking back.
Four players for BU scored in double figures, led by senior Odyssey Sims, who tallied 23. Meanwhile, freshman Khadijiah Cave posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in only 18 minutes of action. The other two Lady Bears in double figures were Makenzie Robertson (13) and Breanna Hayden (10).
The Lady Bears built their lead to 24-3 with 12:11 left in the first half, using eight points from Cave and seven from Sims during the span.
Baylor's size in the post showcased itself the entire night as the Lady Bears held a 53-31 advantage in rebounding and a 42-16 lead in points in the paint.
BU's smothering defense was also on display as the Lady Bears forced 29 turnovers, scoring 41 points off of them.
The Lady Bears held a 51-19 lead at halftime as Sims totaled 14 points despite shooting just 3-of-10 from the floor. Cave contributed 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the first period.
All 12 available Lady Bears played double-digit minutes and scored in the game.
Baylor blocked six Oklahoma City shots during the contest.
Baylor held edges over OCU in shooting percentage (41.6-31.8), free throws (20-for-32 to 17-for-23), rebounds (53-31), assists (19-8), blocks (6-0), steals (13-2), points in the paint (42-16), points off turnovers (41-18), second chance points (31-6) and bench points (44-17).
Baylor had a 29-14 rebounding edge and 26-5 edge in points off turnovers in the first half.
Baylor shot 16-for-35 (45.7%) in the first half and 16-for-42 (38.1%) in the second half.
Breanna Hayden played in her first game for the Lady Bears, scoring 10 points with a team-high 4 assists and 3 steals.
Hayden scored 8 of her 10 points in the second half.
Sims (14), Cave (10) and Robertson (8) were Baylor's leading scorers in the first half.
Sims tallied 14 of her 23 points in the first half, despite shooting just 3-of-10 from the field.
Sims made 4-of-7 shots in the second half.
Sune Agbuke had a team-high 3 blocks.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor held a 31-6 advantage over Oklahoma City in second-chance points.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"I thought the 29 turnovers we created. That's activity. You've got to play to your strengths." - Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey
The Lady Bears will host Grambling State to open regular season play on Saturday at 7 p.m.