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No. 7 WBB Hits Road for Big 12 Contest at Kansas


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Baylor at Kansas
Jan. 19, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan. | Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)

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Date Sunday, Jan. 19 | 2:00 p.m. CT
Location Lawrence, Kan. | Allen Fieldhouse
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7/7 BAYLOR LADY BEARS
Record 14-2, 4-0
Ranking 7/7 (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Kim Mulkey
Career: 386-83 (14th season)
BU Record: 386-83 (14th season)
NR/NR KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Record 8-9, 1-4
Ranking NR/NR (AP/ESPN)
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Career: 324-206 (17th season)
KU Record: 166-144 (10th season)

No. 7/7 Baylor Hits Road for Big 12 Contest at Kansas...
The seventh-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 14-2 overall and 4-0 in Big 12 Conference action, put their league-record 44-game regular-season Big 12 Conference win streak and a Big 12-best 53-straight victories overall, including 9-0 in Big 12 Championship play, on the line when they travel to Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., in historic Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks, under the direction of 17th-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson, enter the contest with an 8-9 season record and a 1-4 league mark.

Senior guard Odyssey Sims continues to lead Baylor in scoring at a nation's-best and Big 12-leading 31.1 points per game. The Irving, Texas, native is averaging 4.1 rebounds a contest while dishing out 4.4 assists per game and shooting 49.0 percent from the floor, including .445 from beyond the arc. With 540 career assists, Sims is the program's all-time leader and she also owns BU's career 3-point field goal record with 209 makes.

Freshman Nina Davis (5-11, forward/post) is averaging 14.2 points and a team-leading 7.8 rebounds a game. The Memphis, Tenn., native ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage, hitting an impressive 64.2 (88-137) percent of her shots.

Junior post Sune Agbuke (6-4), along with Davis, is the team's top rebounder with 7.8 an outing. Freshman Khadijiah Cave (6-2 post) manages 6.3 a game while sophomore Kristina Higgins (6-5 post) contributes 5.6 a contest.

Sophomore guard Niya Johnson is the team's top distributor and ranks No. 11 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12, averaging 6.8 assists an outing while Sims follows with 4.4 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 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest, while junior guard (6-1) Asia Boyd manages 12.0 points an outing.

Up Next...

Baylor will return home to host Kansas State on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. The Lady Bears have won 29 straight home games vs. Big 12 foes since a 70-54 loss to Texas, March 7, 2010.

On the Tube...

Sunday's game, a Jayhawk television broadcast, will be televised in the Kansas City area and throughout Kansas by Time Warner Cable's sports channel.

Quick Hits...

  • Baylor's 44-game Big 12 Conference regular season win streak is the nation's longest active league win string.
  • Baylor has won 53 straight Big 12 games overall, a continuing league record.
  • Odyssey Sims, a 5-8 senior guard, is averaging a nation's-best 31.1 ppg as well as 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals. She is shooting .490 (165-337) from the floor, .445 (49-110) from 3-point range and .831 (118-142) from the free throw line.
  • Sims, with 540 career assists and 209 treys, ranks No. 1 in both categories on Baylor's all-time list.
  • Nina Davis, a 5-11 freshman forward/post, is averaging 14.2 points per game and ranks No. 2 nationally and leads the Big 12 Conference in field goal shooting at 64.2 (88-137) percent. She leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring this season.
  • Niya Johnson, a 5-7 guard, ranks No. 11 nationally in assists per game (6.8) and is No. 10 in assist/turnover ratio at 3.3 per contest.
  • Sune Agbuke, a 6-4 post, ranks No. 37 nationally in blocks per game (2.3).
  • In her 14 seasons at the program's helm, Kim Mulkey has posted an impressive 386-83 (.823) record which ranks her No. 2 nationally in winning percentage among active coaches behind UConn's Geno Auriemma (.864).
  • Kim Mulkey sports a 148-50 (.748) record vs. current Big 12 Conference teams.

Baylor's Record Win Streaks...

  • Baylor has won a Big 12-record and nation's-best 44 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 53 straight Big 12 games overall, a continuing league record.
  • Baylor has won 29-straight home games vs. Big 12 opponents.
  • 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 31.1 ppg while freshman Nina Davis ranks No. 8 (14.2 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 36.5 ppg.
  • Nina Davis is No. 2 in the nation and leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 64.2 percent while Sims checks in at No. 14 (.490). Sims and Davis each rank No. 5 in the conference in steals per game (2.0).
  • All four of Baylor's posts rank among the league's top 20 in rebounding. Sune Agbuke and Nina Davis rank No. 4 with 8.1 rpg each, while Khadijiah Cave is No. 14 with 6.3 rpg and Kristina Higgins is No. 18 at 5.6 an outing.
  • Nina Davis (No. 2, 3.6), Sune Agbuke (No. 7, 2.8) and Khadijiah Cave (No. 8, 2.7) rank among the Big 12's top offensive rebounders.
  • Niya Johnson (3.3) and Odyssey Sims (1.9) are No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, in assist/turnover ratio. In addition, Johnson is No. 2 in the league in assists (6.8 apg) and Sims is No. 7 with 4.4 a contest.
  • Sune Agbuke (37/2.5) ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 in blocked shots.

Series Record...

  • BU leads the series 20-7 and has won seven straight and 18 of the last 19 games. KU's lone win during that stretch was on March 4, 2009, in Lawrence, 69-45.
  • The Lady Bears lead the series in Lawrence, 7-4, and have won three straight, including last year's 82-60 victory. Kansas' most recent Lawrence victory came on March 4, 2009, 69-45.
  • Kim Mulkey is 7-1 vs. Kansas in games played in Allen Fieldhouse.

 

 

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