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No. 9 WBB Hosts Kansas in First League Home Game


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Baylor vs. Kansas
Jan. 5, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)

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Date Sunday, Jan. 5 | 3:00 p.m. CT
Location Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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9/9 BAYLOR LADY BEARS
Record 11-1, 1-0
Ranking 9/9 (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Kim Mulkey
Career: 383-82 (14th season)
BU Record: 383-82 (14th season)
NR/NR KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Record 7-6, 0-1
Ranking NR/NR (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Career: 325-203 (17th season)
KU Record: 167-141 (10th season)

No. 9/9 Baylor Hosts Kansas in First League Home Game...
The ninth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 11-1 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 action, put three win streaks on the line when they host the University of Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m.

Baylor sports a league-record 41-game regular-season Big 12 Conference win streak, a Big 12-best 50-straight overall, including 9-0 in Big 12 Championship play, and has won a nation's-best 67-game straight home games.

The contest is a FOX Sports Network national broadcast, please check local listings for area availability. Ron Thulin will call the game action while Brenda Van Lengen provides color commentary.

The Jayhawks, under the direction of 17th-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson, enter the contest with a 7-6 season record and an 0-1 Big 12 mark. Kansas lost its home Big 12 opener on Thursday to West Virginia, 65-55.

Senior guard Odyssey Sims continues to lead Baylor in scoring at a nation's-best and Big 12-leading 30.9 points per game. The Irving, Texas, native is averaging 4.0 rebounds a contest while dishing out 4.8 assists per game and shooting 51.0 percent from the floor. With 527 career assists, Sims is the program's all-time leader and needs just two more treys (194) to become BU's leader in that category, too.

Freshman Nina Davis (5-11, forward/post) is averaging 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. The Memphis, Tenn., native ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage, hitting an impressive 68.0 (66-97) percent of her shots.

Junior post Sune Agbuke (6-4) is the team's top rebounder with 8.7 an outing, followed by Davis' 7.3 rpg. Freshman Khadijiah Cave (6-2 post) manages 6.9 a game while sophomore Kristina Higgins (6-5 post) contributes 6.0 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 7.3 assists an outing while Sims follows with 4.8 a game.

Kansas is led by two double-digit scorers, Chelsea Gardner, a 6-3 junior forward leads the team in both scoring and rebounding at 17.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest while junior guard (6-1) Asia Boyd manages 13.7 points an outing.

Quick Hits...

  • The Lady Bears' school-record 67-game home win streak ranks No. 1 nationally.
  • Baylor's 41-game Big 12 Conference regular season win streak is the nation's longest active league win string.
  • Baylor has won 50 straight Big 12 games overall, a continuing league record.
  • Baylor 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 30.9 ppg as well as 4.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
  • Sims, with 527 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 14.5 points per game and ranks No. 2 nationally and leads the Big 12 Conference in field goal shooting at 68.0 (66-97) percent.
  • Niya Johnson, a 5-7 guard, ranks No. 8 nationally in assists per game (7.3) and is No. 13 in assist/turnover ratio at 3.2 per contest.
  • Sune Agbuke, a 6-4 post, ranks No. 35 nationally in blocks per game (2.3).
  • In her 14 seasons at the program's helm, Kim Mulkey has posted an impressive 383-82 (.824) record which ranks her No. 2 nationally in winning percentage among active coaches behind UConn's Geno Auriemma (.864).
  • Kim Mulkey sports a 145-50 (.744) record vs. current Big 12 Conference teams.
  • In 453 of 465 games under Kim Mulkey, the Lady Bears have held their opponent at or below 50 percent field goal shooting with only four of those efforts coming in the last 12 years.
  • In Baylor's last 265 games, only one opponent (Stanford, .509) has shot 50 percent or above. Last season, the Cardinal broke BU's 217-game streak of holding an opponent to 50 percent or less shooting from the floor. Since then, BU has held it last 45 foes below 50 percent from the field.
  • Through three-plus years, fourth-year players Odyssey Sims and Makenzie Robertson are 119-6 (.952) overall, 52-1 (.981) in regular season Big 12 games and are undefeated in the Ferrell Center. The duo has six Big 12 titles, three NCAA Tournament trips, an NCAA championship and two Final Four appearances to their credit.

Youth Movement...

  • Baylor's freshmen quartet is making their presence felt. They are producing 33.6 percent of the team's points, hauling down 34.3 percent of its rebounds and playing 33.9 percent of the minutes.
  • The rookies are holding their own in shooting percentage as well, with the group shooting 45.3 percent (147-324) from the floor while the team is managing 46.4 percent.
  • Nina Davis, Imani Wright and Khadijiah Cave are three of Baylor's top four scorers with 14.5, 7.0 and 6.9 points per game, respectively.
  • Nina Davis (7.3 rpg) and Khadijiah Cave (6.9 rpg) 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 (.680, 66-of-97).

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 41 consecutive regular season league contests. BU's last regular season league loss a 56-45 defeat at Texas Tech on Feb. 19, 2011.
  • Baylor has won 50 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.

Among the Big 12 Leaders...

  • Odyssey Sims leads the Big 12 in scoring at 30.9 ppg while freshman Nina Davis ranks No. 9 (14.5 ppg).
  • Nina Davis is No. 2 in the nation and leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 68.0 percent while Sims checks in at No. 10 (.510). Sims ranks No. 3 in the conference is steals per game (2.3) while Davis is No. 6 with 2.0 a contest.
  • All four of Baylor's posts rank among the league's top 20 in rebounding. Sune Agbuke ranks No. 2 with 8.7 rpg while Nina Davis sits at No. 10 with 7.3 a contest, Khadijiah Cave is No. 12 with 6.9 rpg and Kristina Higgins is No. 17 at 6.0 an outing.
  • Khadijiah Cave (No. 3, 3.3), Sune Agbuke (No. 3, 3.3) and Nina Davis (No. 5, 3.3) rank among the Big 12's top offensive rebounders.
  • Niya Johnson (3.2) and Odyssey Sims (2.5) are No. 1 and No. 5, respectively, in assist/turnover ratio. In addition, Johnson is No. 2 in the league in assists (7.3 apg) and Sims is No. 7 with 4.8 a contest.
  • Sune Agbuke (28/2.3) ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 in blocked shots.

Kansas Jayhawks...

  • Located in Lawrence, Kan., the Kansas Jayhawks enter Sunday's contest with a 7-6 season mark and an 0-1 league record after dropping their home Big 12 opener to West Virginia, 65-55. The Jayhawks are 1-3 away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
  • Kansas is led by 6-3 junior forward Chelsea Gardner's 17.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest while 6-1 junior guard Asia Boyd also scores in double-digits with 13.7 points per game.
  • Kansas is coached by 17th-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State, 1986). She owns a 325-203 (.616) career mark and is 167-141 (.542) in 10 seasons along the Kansas sideline.

Series Record...

  • BU leads the series 19-7 and has won seven straight and 17 of the last 18 games. KU's lone win during that stretch was on March 4, 2009, in Lawrence, 69-45.
  • The Lady Bears lead the series in Waco, 9-2, and have won seven straight, including last year's 86-45 victory. Kansas' most recent Waco victory came on Jan. 19, 2000, 81-67, the year prior to Kim Mulkey's arrival in Waco.
  • Kim Mulkey is 7-0 vs. Kansas in games played in the Ferrell Center.

 

 

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