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Sims Seals 87-80 WBB Win Over Ole Miss

Nina Davis finished with a double-double in Wednesday's game.

(8-5) NR/NR
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 6,723

(9-1) 9/9

WACO, Texas (AP)- Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor held off Mississippi 87-80 on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 66 games.

Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), the nation's top scorer made baskets when Baylor (9-1) needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she then added four free throws after that.

Nina Davis had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Lady Bears.

Ole Miss (8-5), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first half. The Rebels had five players score in double figures.

Tia Faleru had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels before fouling out. Valencia McFarland had 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.

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.
• 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).

Baylor edged Ole Miss in points in the paint, 44-40, to help the Lady Bears to the victory.


"I just thought that when we went down by 10, we showed some resiliency and made a few plays when we needed to." - Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey

The Lady Bears host McNeese State Saturday (Dec. 28) at the Ferrell Center at 7 p.m. CT.



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