WACO, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jeff Mittie saw All-American guard Odyssey Sims when she was a young kid, in his shooting camp and then when she played on the same AAU team with his daughter.
"You could see her in the making even back then, that she was a special player," Mittie said.
Sims, the nation's leading scorer, had 28 points with six 3-pointers to pace No. 7 Baylor to an 80-46 victory over the Frogs on Saturday night. The Lady Bears stretched their national-best home winning streak to 69 games, which span Sims' college career.
"Odyssey is playing so well," Mittie said. "Here's a player that's pushing for a lot of special things in her senior year, and what I see is a team that has a lot of offensive firepower, even though they lost so much."
Sims played only 30 minutes and was 11-of-16 shooting, including 6-of-10 on 3-pointers for the second game in a row. She had a career-high 48 points Wednesday night at West Virginia, when she took over the record for 3-pointers. She got recognized for that record before the game.
Zahna Medley had 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting and was the only TCU player scoring in double figures. All of her points came in the first half.
TCU (11-5, 2-2 Big 12) shot only 29 percent from the field (17 of 58) and was outrebounded 48-29.
"Obviously our issues tonight were rebounding and any consistent offense," Mittie said. "Our group struggled all night long. Baylor's defense is excellent. They did a great job on our shooters, making them rush."
The home winning streak for the Lady Bears (14-1, 4-0) gets a big test Monday night when they host top-ranked Connecticut.
Sune Agbuke had 15 points for Baylor while freshman Nina Davis had 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Imani Wright also had 11 points.
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