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WACO (AP) — Before 6-foot-8 junior phenom Brittney Griner gets the ball for undefeated Baylor, Odyssey Sims often gets everything started.

Sims usually works the ball up the court and makes a pass. But if opposing teams are intent on surrounding Griner with multiple defenders, the feisty point guard can just as easily make a jumper or drive to the basket herself.

As a freshman last season, Sims helped Baylor get to an NCAA regional final before a loss to eventual national champ Texas A&M.

The Lady Bears (34-0) haven’t lost since and are the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women’s tournament. They play Sunday against UC-Santa Barbara (17-15) in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Sims is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists a game, both numbers better than last year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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