Nov. 23, 2013
9/9 BAYLOR (6-0) 92, NR/NR UTSA (2-4) 62
Sat., Nov. 23, 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 10-5 advantage in the all-time series vs. UTSA and is 2-0 under Kim Mulkey.
Baylor is 331-23 when leading at half under Mulkey.
Baylor is 78-7 in November games under Mulkey.
Baylor is 351-15 when shooting a higher percentage from the field than its opponent under Mulkey.
Baylor is 314-31 when out-rebounding opponents under Mulkey.
Baylor is 99-2 over the last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points - BU is 290-15 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 185-5 when scoring 80+.
Baylor has scored at least 75 points and won by at least 30 points in all six games this season.
Baylor has scored at least 50 points in a half in 6 of 12 halves this season (53 in first half Saturday).
The Lady Bears extended their program-record home win streak to 63 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 33 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 114-5 over the last four seasons and 102 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 80-2 over the past three seasons.
Baylor has 40 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 shot better than 50 percent from 3-point land for the first time this season (8 of 14) and for the first time since March 11 last season against Iowa State.
With 28 points, senior Odyssey Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 16 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.
Sims' 28 points gave her seven-straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; and it marks the 24th time in her career she's passed the 20-point mark in a game.
Sims now has 79 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 17 times in her career.
Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all six games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice; 11 vs. Savannah State; 20 vs. Northwestern State, 24 vs. UTSA).
Sims now has 492 career assists, which are the second-most all-time at Baylor and 2 shy of taking Angela Tisdale's (2004-08) record (493).
Through three-plus years, fourth-year players Sims and Makenzie Robertson are 114-5 (.958) overall and are undefeated at the Ferrell Center.
Sims now has five-straight games where she has shot 50 percent or better from the field. She finished 8 of 15 from the field Saturday night.
Niya Johnson scored a career-high 10 points, passing her previous career high of eight against Liberty, Nov. 23, 2012, exactly one year ago tonight.
Niya Johnson matched a season high with eight assists (also had eight vs. Nicholls St. Nov. 14).
Johnson's three field goals were a season high, she was just 1 of 6 from the field in Baylor's first five games and finished Saturday at 4 of 6 from the field.
Freshman Nina Davis' 14 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first six collegiate games.