WACO, Texas - Freshman Nina Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds in her first career start and No. 9 Baylor beat Nicholls State 111-58 on Thursday night for its 59th consecutive home victory.
Odyssey Sims had four 3-pointers and 23 points without playing the final 10 minutes for the Lady Bears (2-0). Sims, a preseason All-America guard, had five rebounds, five assists and one turnover while playing 27 minutes.
Baylor has scored at least 110 points in both games in its first season after the departure of 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, the two-time AP Player of the Year, and three other senior starters. The Lady Bears last had consecutive 100-point games in December 2006.
The Lady Bears extended their home win streak to 59 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.
The Bears shot .600 percent from the field, which marks the 17th time under Kim Mulkey a Bears team has eclipsed the 60-percent mark from the field. Baylor was 39 of 65 from the field. The last time Baylor shot better than 60 percent came March 4, 2013 when BU defeated Kansas State with a .698 shooting effort.
Odyssey Sims moved to second all-time in Baylor's career list for 3-point field goals made. Her four 3-pointers Thursday moved her past Angela Tisdale (2004-08) and Kristin Mayberry's (1991-95) mark 164. Sims has 165 3-point field goals headed into Baylor's game with Rice Nov. 18.
Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 12 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.
Sims' 23 points gave her three-straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; and it marks the 20th time in her career she's passed the 20-point mark in a game.
Nina Davis' 28 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first two collegiate games.
Davis also posted her first career double-double with 21 points and 11 boards.
Imani Wright scored 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting to give her back-to-back games with double-digit points; she scored 10 against Grambling in her collegiate debut, Nov. 9.
Khadijiah Cave had the first double-double of her career in just her second game as a collegian; she had 17 points and 11 rebounds on 6 of 10 shooting for Baylor.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor shot .600 from the field, making the Lady Bears 17-0 under Kim Mulkey when shooting 60% or better.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"Nina (Davis) grows on you as you watch her practice every day. I always tease her, she just has an ugly shot, but she's a scorer." - Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey
The Lady Bears are back at the Ferrell Center Monday (Nov. 18), when they host Rice at 7 p.m. CT.