WACO, Texas -Odyssey Sims scored 22 points and No. 9 Baylor extended the nation's-best home winning streak to 61 games with a 99-31 victory over Savannah State on Thursday night.
Sims, the preseason AP All-American point guard, has scored at least 22 points in every game this season for the Lady Bears (4-0).
Baylor had a 6-minute span without a field goal in the first half, but still led by 14 when freshman Nina Davis had a putback basket of her own miss with 6 minutes left in the first half. That ended the Lady Bears' streak of eight consecutive missed shots.
Davis had 17 points while two Lady Bears had double-doubles: Kristina Higgins (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Sune Agbuke (10 points, 10 rebounds).
The Lady Bears extended their program-record home win streak to 61 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 has won 31 straight regular season games since a 71-69 loss to No. 4 Stanford on Nov. 16, 2012, in Honolulu.
With 22 points, senior Odyssey Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 14 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.
Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all four games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice; 11 vs. Savannah State).
Freshman Nina Davis' 17 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first four collegiate games.
Davis' 12 points at halftime marked the first time she's had double figures in the first half of her young career.
Sophomore Kristina Higgins notched her first career double-double with career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds, along with career-tying bests of 2 blocks and 1 steal.
Junior Sune Agbuke tallied her second career double-double with season highs of 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Agbuke and Higgins' double-doubles mark the second time this season that Baylor has had two players total double-doubles (Davis and Khadijiah Cave vs. Nicholls State on Nov. 14).
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outrebounded Savannah State, 63-40.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"This team is so young that there's going to be stretches where we look good--we're energized and do some good things--and then there's going to be stretches when we look bad and we've just got to be patient and keep teaching at every time out." - Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey
The Lady Bears continue play in the Athletes in Action Classic Friday at 7 p.m. against Northwestern State at the Ferrell Center.