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No. 9 WBB Opens Big 12 Play at Kansas State


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Baylor at Kansas State
Jan. 2, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)

TV: FSKC (Regional broadcast)
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Date Thursday, Jan. 2 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Location Manhattan, Kan. | Bramlage Coliseum
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TV FSKC (Regional broadcast)
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Radio Talent Rick May (pxp), Lori Fogleman (color)
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9/9 BAYLOR LADY BEARS
Record 10-1
Ranking 9/9 (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Kim Mulkey
Career: 382-82 (14th season)
BU Record: 382-82 (14th season)
NR/NR KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
Record 6-5 
Ranking NR/NR (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Deb Patterson
Career: 345-212 (18th season)
KSU Record: 345-212 (18th season)

No. 9/9 Baylor Opens Big 12 Play at Kansas State...
The ninth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 10-1 on the season, put their league-record 40-game regular-season Big 12 Conference win streak on the line when they visit Kansas State on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. The contest is the league season opener for both teams.

The game, a Kansas State broadcast, will be televised regionally by Fox Sports Kansas City. Check local listings for broadcast.

The Wildcats, under the direction of 18th-year head coach Deb Patterson, enter the contest with a 6-5 season record and a 4-1 mark in Bramlage Coliseum.

Senior guard Odyssey Sims continues to lead Baylor in scoring at a nation's-best and Big 12-leading 30.1 points per game. The Irving, Texas, native is averaging 3.8 rebounds a contest while dishing out 5.0 assists per game and shooting 50.0 percent from the floor. With 524 career assists, Sims is the program's all-time assist leader and needs just five more treys to become BU's leader in that category.

Freshman Nina Davis (5-11, forward/post) is averaging 15.1 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. The Memphis, Tenn., native is ranked No. 2 in the nation in field goal percentage, hitting an impressive 70.0 (90) percent of her shots.

Junior post Sune Agbuke (6-4) is the team's top rebounder with 8.2 an outing, followed by Davis' 7.5 rpg. Freshman Khadijiah Cave (6-2 post) manages 7.3 an game while sophomore Kristina Higgins (6-5 post) averages 6.5 a contest.

Sophomore guard Niya Johnson is the team's top distributor and ranks No. 7 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12, averaging 7.5 assists an outing while Sims follows with 5.0 a game. Kansas State is led by one double-digit scorer, freshman Leticia Romero, a 5-8 guard, leads the team in scoring and rebounding at 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds an outing.

Up Next...

The Lady Bears will put their nation's-best 67-game home win streak on the line as they return to the Ferrell Center to host Kansas on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. The game will be telecast on FSN with Ron Thulin calling the action and Brenda VanLengen providing color commentary.

Quick Hits...

-The Lady Bears' school-record 67-game home win streak ranks No. 1 nationally.
-Baylor is 80-3 in December games under Kim Mulkey.
-Baylor's 40-game Big 12 Conference regular season win streak is the nation's longest active league win string.
-Baylor has won 49 straight Big 12 games overall, a continuing league record.
-Baylor's has used six different starting lineups this season (see page 8 for listing).
-Odyssey Sims, a 5-8 senior guard, is averaging a nation's-best 30.1 ppg as well as 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
-Sims, with 524 career assists, ranks No. 1 on Baylor's career list, breaking the record set by Angela Tisdale (493; 2004-08).
-Nina Davis, a 5-11 freshman forward/post, is averaging 15.1 points per game and ranks No. 2 nationally and leads the Big 12 Conference in field goal percentage at 70.0 (63-90) percent.
-Niya Johnson, a 5-7 guard, ranks No. 7 nationally in assists per game (7.5) and is No. 10 in assist/turnover ratio at 3.3 per contest.
-Sune Agbuke, a 6-4 post, ranks No. 33 nationally in blocks per game (2.5). -In her 14 seasons at the program's helm, Kim Mulkey has posted an impressive 382-82 (.823) record which ranks her No. 2 nationally in winning percentage among active coaches behind UConn's Geno Auriemma (.864).

Baylor Leaders...

-National Player of the Year contender and Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Odyssey Sims, a 5-8 senior guard, is averaging a nation's-best 30.1 points per game as well as 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
-On the boards, junior post Sune Agbuke (6-4) is the team's top rebounder with 8.2 an outing, followed by Nina Davis' 7.5 rpg. Freshman Khadijiah Cave (6-2 post) manages 7.3 an game while sophomore Kristina Higgins (6-5 post) averages 6.5 a contest.
-Sophomore guard Niya Johnson is the team's top distributor and ranks No. 7 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12, averaging 7.5 assists an outing while Odyssey Sims follows with 5.0 a game.

Youth Movement...

-Baylor's quartet of freshmen are making their presence felt. They are producing 34.1 percent of the team's points, hauling down 35.2 percent of its rebounds and playing 34.4 percent of the minutes.
-The rookies are holding their own in shooting percentage as well, with the group shooting 45.5 percent (137-301) from the floor while the team is managing 46.1 percent.
-Nina Davis and Imani Wright are two of Baylor's top four scorers with 15.1 and 7.2 points per game, respectively.
-Nina Davis (7.5 rpg) and Khadijiah Cave (7.3 rpg) and are two of the team's top four rebounders.
-Nina Davis leads the Big 12 Conference and ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage (.700, 63-of-90).

Baylor's Record Win Streaks...

-Baylor has won a nation's-best and school-record 67 straight home contests, as its last home loss came on March 7, 2010, vs. Texas, 70-54.
-The Lady Bears have won a Big 12-record and nation's-best 40 consecutive regular season league contests.
-Baylor has won 49 straight Big 12 games overall, a continuing league record.
-Baylor has won 20 or more games in each of the last 13 seasons, an ongoing Big 12 record.
-BU has 10 straight seasons of 25-plus wins, and three consecutive 30-win campaigns.
 

 

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