Nov. 22, 2013
9/9 BAYLOR (5-0) 88, NR/NR NORTHWESTERN STATE (2-2) 54
Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
This game is part of the Athletes in Action Classic round-robin tournament between Baylor, Northwestern State, Savannah State and UTSA.
Baylor now owns a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series vs. Northwestern State and is 1-0 under Kim Mulkey.
Baylor is 330-23 when leading at half under Mulkey.
Baylor is 77-7 in November games under Mulkey.
Baylor is 350-15 when shooting a higher percentage from the field than its opponent under Mulkey.
Baylor is 313-31 when outrebounding opponents under Mulkey.
Baylor is 98-2 over the last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points - BU is 289-15 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 184-5 when scoring 80+.
Baylor failed to score at least 40 points and lead by at least 20 points at halftime for the first time this season.
Baylor has scored at least 75 points and won by at least 30 points in all five games this season.
Baylor used a 12-4 run over the first four minutes of the second half to open up a close game and never looked back as the Lady Bears outscored Northwestern State 50-24 in the second half.
The Lady Bears extended their program-record home win streak to 62 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 32 straight regular season games since a 71-69 loss to No. 4 Stanford on Nov. 16, 2012, in Honolulu.
In Baylor's last 258 games, only one opponent (Stanford, .509) has shot 50 percent or above. Last season, the Cardinal broke BU's streak of 217 games of holding opponents to under 50 percent shooting.
Baylor is 113-5 over the last four seasons and 101 of those wins have been by 10 points or more - only five times has Baylor's winning margin been five points or fewer.
Baylor is 79-2 over the past three seasons.
Baylor has 39 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.
Baylor had 11 players play 10 minutes or more and had 11 players score in the game.
With 30 points, senior Odyssey Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 15 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.
Sims' 30 points gave her six straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; and it marks the 23rd time in her career she's passed the 20-point mark in a game and 3rd time (2nd this season) that she's surpassed the 30-point mark.
Sims now has 78 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 16 times in her career.
Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all five games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice (career high); 11 vs. Savannah State; 20 vs. Northwestern State).
Sims now has 489 career assists, which are the second-most all-time at Baylor and 5 shy of Angela Tisdale's (2004-08) record.
Through three-plus years, fourth-year players Sims and Makenzie Robertson are 113-5 (.959) overall and are undefeated at the Ferrell Center.
Sims now has 4 games (2 this season) of having at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, and notched her first with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Freshman Nina Davis' 11 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first five collegiate games.