No. 10 Baylor 110, Grambling State 55 Ferrell Center - Waco, Texas Nov. 9, 2013 - Att. 6,639
Baylor unveiled its three 2012-13 banners in a pre-game ceremony including the Big 12 Conference regular season championship, Big 12 Tournament championship and NCAA Sweet 16 banners.
Baylor is 12-2 (.857) all-time in season openers under Kim Mulkey and 9-0 at home; overall the Lady Bears are 32-8 (.800) and 22-2 (.917) at the Ferrell Center in home openers.
Baylor's last loss in a season opener dates back to Nov. 15, 2009, when the Bears fell to Tennessee on neutral floor, 74-65.
Baylor's margin of victory in Mulkey's 12 victories in season opener averages 37.6 after Saturday night's win.
The Lady Bears' 55-point victory was the largest margin of victory in a season opener under Kim Mulkey passing the previous high of 54 against Howard, Nov. 11, 2012.
The Lady Bears' bench outscored Grambling State's 55-17 and Baylor had 54 points in the paint.
The Lady Bears extended their home win streak to 58 games; the streak is the longest active streak in the nation after UCONN snapped Stanford's string of 82-straight wins on Dec. 29, 2012. Baylor's last loss in Waco came against Texas, March 7, 2010 by a score of 70-54.
Baylor's 110 points marked the 65th time in school history that the Lady Bears have scored in triple digits. The last time BU scored over 100 came Dec. 29, 2012 in a 106-41 win over Southeastern Louisiana State.
The Lady Bears' 110 points is tied for the 10th highest point total in school history.
In 442 of 453 games under Kim Mulkey, the Lady Bears have held their opponent at or below 50-percent field goal shooting with only four of those efforts coming in the last 11 years.
Baylor has 35-straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made dating back to Nov. 13, 2012 when the Lady Bears were 0 for 3 from long range.
Odyssey Sims'28 points was the third-highest single-game total of her career trailing only her 37-point performance as a freshman at Oklahoma (02/27/11) and her 29 points last season in the NCAA Tournament against Louisville (03/31/13).
Sims passed the 20-point mark in a game for the 19th time in her career with 28 points Saturday vs. Grambling State.
Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 11 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.
Mariah Chandler had a career-high 14 points, surpassing her previous career-high of nine, accomplished twice against Jacksonville State (11/14/09) and Oklahoma State (01/09/10).
Kristina Higginsscored a career-high 11 points; her previous height was eight against TCU Feb. 16, 2013.
Nina Davis reached double figures in her collegiate debut with 11 points.
Sims' five steals gives her 10 games in her career with at least five steals, 23 games with at least four steals, and 47 games with at least three steals
Niya Johnsonhad a career-high 4 steals Saturday vs. Grambling State, her previous high was three against Kentucky Nov. 13, 2012.
Imani Wrightscored 10 points in her college debut with Baylor Saturday night against Grambling State.
Higgins posted a career-high nine rebounds passing her previous total of five against TCU (02/16/13).