No. 7/7 Baylor Hosts TCU on Saturday... The seventh-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 13-1 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 action, put three win streaks on the line when they host the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. (CT). Baylor sports a league-record 43-game regular-season Big 12 Conference win streak and a Big 12-best 52-straight victories overall, including 9-0 in Big 12 Championship play, and has won a nation's-best 68-game straight home games.
The Horned Frogs, under the direction of 22nd-year head coach Jeff Mittie, enter the contest with an 11-4 season record and a 2-1 Big 12 mark which includes two straight league wins over Texas Tech (65-54) and Kansas (52-50).
Senior guard Odyssey Sims continues to lead Baylor in scoring at a nation's-best and Big 12-leading 32.1 points per game. The Irving, Texas, native is averaging 4.5 rebounds a contest while dishing out 4.8 assists per game and shooting 50.7 percent from the floor. With 536 career assists, Sims is the program's all-time leader and she also broke the BU career 3-point field goal record with 201.
Freshman Nina Davis (5-11, forward/post) is averaging 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds a game. The Memphis, Tenn., native ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage, hitting an impressive 66.0 (79-119) percent of her shots.
Junior post Sune Agbuke (6-4) is the team's top rebounder with 8.4 an outing, followed by Davis' 7.1 rpg. Freshman Khadijiah Cave (6-2 post) manages 6.8 a game while sophomore Kristina Higgins (6-5 post) contributes 5.8 a contest.
Sophomore guard Niya Johnson is the team's top distributor and ranks No. 9 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12, averaging 6.8 assists an outing while Sims follows with 4.8 a game.
The Horned Frogs Frogs are led by sophomore guard Zahna Medley's 16.4 points per contest while Natalie Ventress, a junior forward, averages 11.1 points. TCU is led in rebounding by senior center Latricia Lovings' 7.8 boards an outing.
The Lady Bears will host top-ranked Connecticut on Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. (CT) in a nationally televised contest (ESPN2).
The Lady Bears' school-record 68-game home win streak ranks No. 1 nationally and matches the fifth-longest in NCAA history all-time.
Baylor's 43-game Big 12 Conference regular season win streak is the nation's longest active league win string.
Baylor has won 52 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 32.1 ppg as well as 4.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
Sims, with 536 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 14.6 points per game and ranks No. 2 nationally and leads the Big 12 Conference in field goal shooting at 66.0 (79-119) percent. She leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring this season.
Niya Johnson, a 5-7 guard, ranks No. 9 nationally in assists per game (6.8) and is No. 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 3.2 per contest.
Sune Agbuke, a 6-4 post, ranks No. 38 nationally in blocks per game (2.4).
Over the last eight games, Agbuke has averaged 10.8 rpg. She leads the league in Big 12 contests in rebounding with 9.3 a game.
Sims Simply Stellar...
Odyssey Sims, a 5-8 senior guard, turned in a stellar performance in Baylor's 78-62 victory at West Virginia, establishing career highs in both points (48) and rebounds (10).
Sims shot 14-29 (.483) from the floor, including 6-10 (.600) from 3-point range, and 14-17 (.824) from the charity stripe with seven assists and two steals.
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 32.1 points per game as well as 4.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
Odyssey Sims leads the Big 12 in scoring at 32.1 ppg while freshman Nina Davis ranks No. 7 (14.6 ppg). In addition, Davis ranks No. 1 in scoring among league freshmen.
Sims leads the Big 12 in scoring in league games only at a blistering 39.9 ppg.
Nina Davis is No. 2 in the nation and leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 66.4 percent while Sims checks in at No. 11 (.507). Sims ranks No. 4 in the conference in steals per game (2.1) while Davis is No. 5 with 1.9 a contest.
Niya Johnson (3.2) and Odyssey Sims (2.2) are No. 1 and No. 5, respectively, in assist/turnover ratio. In addition, Johnson is No. 2 in the league in assists (6.8 apg) and Sims is No. 67 with 4.8 a contest.
Sune Agbuke (33/2.4) ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 in blocked shots.
Agbuke ranks No. 1 in rebounding in league games only with 9.3 rpg while Sims ranks No. 6 at 7.0 rpg and Makenzie Robertson is No 9 (6.3 rpg).
Down to 11 on Roster...
With a season-ending injury and a transfer, Baylor is down to an 11-player roster.
Sophomore guard Alexis Prince, a Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, is sidelined with a foot injury. She had surgery on Friday, Jan. 10, and will miss the rest of the season.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the TCU Horned Frogs, second-year members of the Big 12 Conference, enter Saturday's contest 11-4 overall and 2-1 in league action. The Horned Frogs have won two straight Big 12 contests, a 65-54 win at Texas Tech and a 52-50 home victory over Kansas.
The Horned Frogs are led by sophomore guard Zahna Medley's 16.4 points per contest while Natalie Ventress, a junior forward, averages 11.1 points. TCU is led in rebounding by senior center Latricia Lovings' 7.8 boards an outing.
TCU is coached by 22nd-year head coach Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western , 1989). Mittie owns a 447-224 (.666) career mark and is 296-165 (.642) in 15 seasons along the TCU sideline.
BU leads the series 25-5
Baylor has won 14 straight contests versus the Horned Frogs; TCU's last victory over BU came on Feb. 28, 1990, in Fort Worth. TCU's last Waco victory came on Jan. 27, 1990, 73-70.
Baylor leads the series 12-2 in games played in Waco.