Dec. 28, 2013
9/9 BAYLOR (10-1) 82, MCNEESE ST. (7-4) 57
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
• Baylor leads the all-time series with McNeese State 7-6 after Saturday night’s win and the Lady Bears are 3-0 vs. the Cowgirls under head coach Kim Mulkey.
• Baylor has won a nation’s-best and school-record 67 straight home games, as its last loss at home came March 7, 2010, vs. Texas (70-54).
• Baylor is 80-3 in December games under Kim Mulkey.
• Baylor is 103-3 over last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points, BU is 294-16 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 189-6 when scoring 80+.
• Baylor has scored at least 75 points in all 11 games this season.
• Odyssey Sims was honored in a pre-game ceremony with a commemorative basketball for becoming Baylor’s all-time leader in assists this season. Following Saturday’s game with McNeese, Sims has 524 career assists, which passed the previous mark of 494 set by AngelaTidsdale (2004-08).
• Every Baylor player scored in the contest marking the second time this season that every player that played for BU scored at least one point (San Jose State, Dec. 3, 2013).
• Baylor dominated the inside outrebounding the Cowgirls 58-35 and winning the points in the paint battle, 40-14.
• The Lady Bears’ bench outscored McNeese’s reserves, 32-13.
• Baylor held an opponent under the 30-percent mark from the field for the fourth time this season. The Cowgirls shot .296 on 19 of 64 shooting (Grambling, .299, 11/9/13); Rice, .278, 11/18/13; Savannah State, .214, 11/21/13.).
• In Baylor’s last 264 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 452 of 464 games.
• Baylor is 118-6 over the last four seasons and 106 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 84-3 over the past three seasons.
• Baylor has 45-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 11 games this season (Sims 20).
• Baylor is now 318-32 under Mulkey when outrebounding its opponent (58-35).
• Sims’ 27 points gave her 12 straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year’s NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; it marks the 29th time in her career she’s passed the 20-point mark in a game.
• Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 21 games. Sims was last held to single-digits vs. UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had 9.
• Sims now has 84 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 23 times in her career.
• Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all 11 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; 20 vs. McNeese State).
• Sims’ 20 1st-half points marks the 6th time this season that she has had at least 20 in a half (24 in 1st vs. Rice 11/18, 20 in 1st vs. NW St. 11/22, 24 in 1st vs. UTSA 11/23, 28 in 2nd vs. Kentucky 12/6, 23 in 2nd vs. Ole Miss 12/18, 20 in 1st vs. McNeese St. 12/28.).
• With 27 points, Sims (1,810 points) moved to No. 6 on the all-time Baylor scoring list passing Danielle Crockrom’s (1998-2002) mark of 1,803, and she trails fifth place by 145 points (Steffanie Blackmon, 1,955, 2001-05).
• With 5 three-pointers, Sims (190) is now 6 threes shy of Jennifer King’s (1989-93) BU career record of 195.
• Sims’ five 3-pointers tied a season-high (UTSA, 5-8, 11/23/13).
• Through 3-plus years, 4th-year players Sims and Mackenzie Robertson are 118-6 (.952) overall, 51-1 (.981) in Big 12 regular season play and undefeated (65-0) 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.
• Nina Davis did not reach double figures in scoring (6) for the first time this season, but her 10 rebounds marked the fourth time in her freshman campaign that she’s had at least 10 boards..
• Sune Abuke tied a career high with three assists.
• Alexis Prince had a career-high three assists in the win passing her previous high of two last season.
• Ieshia Small posted a season-high seven rebounds passing her previous high of five vs. San Jose State (12/3/13).