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Baylor, Ole Miss Postgame Notes




Dec. 18, 2013

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­9/9 BAYLOR (9-1) 87, OLE MISS (8-5) 80
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 6,723

 

BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES

MISCELLANEOUS 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.

TEAM NOTES

• 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).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

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).


 

 

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