No. 7 Baylor women beat No. 12 Oklahoma St 81-64

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm •  Published: February 9, 2014
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WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims was determined to be better for No. 7 Baylor this time against No. 12 Oklahoma State.

All the nation's leader scorer had to do was slow down a bit.

Two weeks after being held to a season-low 17 points against the Cowgirls, though she did have the game-winning points in overtime, Sims had 33 points on 14-of-19 shooting in the rematch, and the Big 12-leading Lady Bears won 81-64 on Sunday.

"They didn't do anything different. I guess I was more focused in on the last game, trying my best not to have another one of those games," Sims said. "I was just very patient, letting the game come to me and score when I needed to."

Sims was 7-of-27 shooting without making a 3-pointer on eight chances from beyond the arc in 42 minutes in Stillwater, OKla., where she converted a three-point play with 3.8 seconds left in overtime for a 69-66 win.

At home, where Baylor (20-3, 10-1 Big 12) has now won 33 consecutive conference games, Sims finished with three 3-pointers and scored 19 points by halftime. She matched her scoring total of the first game on a jumper with 1:23 left in the first half.

"Obviously this is a very difficult place to play," Cowgirls coach Jim Littell said. "I've said since early in the season that Odyssey Sims is the best player in the country, and I think she showed that tonight. ... She's just a special player. We did a much better job on her up at Stillwater."

Freshman Nina Davis both finished with 15 points and Makenzie Robertson, Baylor's other senior starter, had 11. Niya Johnson had 12 assists and Davis nine rebounds.

Robertson had eight points and Sims seven in a 17-4 run over a 5-minute spurt in the first half that put the Lady Bears ahead to stay.

Baylor clinched its 14th consecutive 20-win season, all since coach Kim Mulkey became the coach. The Lady Bears have won two national championships in that run.

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