Dec. 18, 2013
9/9 BAYLOR (9-1) 87, OLE MISS (8-5) 80
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
• Baylor and Ole Miss had met just one time prior to Wednesday night’s game; The Rebels won 72-66 on their home floor against the Bears, Dec. 8, 1996.
• Baylor has won a nation’s-best and school-record 66 straight home games, as its last loss at home came March 7, 2010, vs. Texas (70-54).
• Baylor is 79-3 in December games under Kim Mulkey.
• Baylor is 102-3 over last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points, BU is 293-16 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 188-6 when scoring 80+.
• Baylor has scored at least 75 points in all 10 games this season.
• Baylor used its 6th different starting lineup of the season: Odyssey Sims, Nina Davis, Makenzie Robertson, Alexis Prince and Sune Abuke.
• Ole Miss’ 41-40 lead at half marked the first time this season that Baylor had trailed at half.
• In Baylor’s last 263 games, only one opponent (Stanford, .509) has shot 50% or above. Last season, the Cardinal broke BU’s streak of 217 games of holding opponents to under 50 percent shooting. Under Mulkey, BU has held its foes under 50% shooting in 451 of 463 games.
• Baylor is 117-6 over the last four seasons and 105 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 83-3 over the past three seasons.
• Baylor has 44-straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made dating back to Nov. 13, 2012 when BU was 0-for-3 from long range.
• Baylor has had at least one player score double figures in the first half in all 10 games this season and it’s the 5th time this year BU has had 2 in double figures (Sims 16, Davis 11).
• Baylor is now 317-32 under Mulkey when outrebounding its opponent (58-45).
• Baylor is now 260-30 under Mulkey when committing less turnovers than its opponent (13-10).
• Odyssey Sims’ 39 points was the third-highest single-game total of her career and tied for the 12th highest single-game point total in BU history.
• Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 20 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had 9.
• Sims’ 39 points gave her 11 straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year’s NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; it was the sixth time in her career and fourth this season to surpass the 30-point mark, and it marks the 28th time in her career she’s passed the 20-point mark in a game.
• Sims now has 83 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 22 times in her career.
• Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all 10 games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice (career high); 11 vs. Savannah State; 20 vs. Northwestern State; 24 vs. UTSA; 17 vs. SJSU; 13 vs. Kentucky; 16 vs. Houston Baptist; 16 vs. Ole Miss).
• With 39 points, Sims (1,783 points) remains in the No. 7 spot on the all-time Baylor scoring list, trailing 6th place by 20 points (Danielle Crockrom, 1,803, 1998-02).
• With 2 three-pointers, Sims (185) is now 11 threes shy of Jennifer King’s (1989-93) BU career record of 195.
• Through 3-plus years, 4th-year players Sims and Mackenzie Robertson are 117-6 (.951) overall, 51-1 (.981) in Big 12 regular season play and undefeated (64-0) at the Ferrell Center. The duo has 6 Big 12 titles, 3 NCAA Tournament trips, an NCAA title and two Final Four appearances to their credit.
• Sims’ 15 of 16 effort from the free-throw line gave her a career high in each category (FTM, 14 at Tenn., 11/27/11; FTA 15, vs. Kentucky, 12/6/13; 15, at Tennessee, 11/27/11.).
• Junior Sune Abuke posted a career high with six blocks, passing her previous career high of five, accomplished twice.
• Abuke’s 15 rebounds tied a career-high; she also had 15 rebounds vs. McNeese State (12/21/11) as a freshman.
• Abuke’s 15 rebounds to mark the sixth time in her career and fourth time this season that she’s reached double-digit rebounds in a game.
• Freshman Nina Davis’ 18 points and 15 rebounds marked her third double-double of the season.
• Davis’ 15 rebounds were a season high passing her previous high of 11 accomplished twice.
• Davis’ 18 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first 10 collegiate games.
• Davis was 10 for 11 from the free-throw line, season highs for the freshman in each category.
• Niya Johnson’s 10 points tied a career-high and marked the second time this season that she has reached double figures (10, vs. UTSA, 11/23/13).