The Lady Bears have made it to the third round of the NCAA women’s tournament for the sixth year in a row. But there are still surely plenty of people surprised to see them back in the Sweet 16 this year.
Everything seems pretty much the same for perennial national power Baylor, with another Big 12 title and a No. 2 seed in hand headed into the NCAA women’s tournament.
Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims, the nation’s leading scorer at 29.6 points per game, has been picked as the Big 12 Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.
Odyssey Sims scored 33 points and No. 7 Baylor clinched its 14th consecutive 20-win season with an 81-64 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State.
Odyssey Sims scored 27 points, including three 3-pointers and eight free throws, as No. 7 Baylor beat Oklahoma 81-67 on Monday.
Odyssey Sims converted a three-point play with 3.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give No. 12 Baylor a 69-66 victory over No. 8 Oklahoma State on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims scored 20 points as No. 12 Baylor rolled over Kansas State 71-47 on Wednesday.
Odyssey Sims scored a career-high 48 points and set a Baylor record for career 3-pointers in leading the Bears to a 78-62 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Odyssey Sims scored 30 points while matching the school record for career 3-pointers, and the Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 68 games with a 75-55 win.
Sims, the preseason AP All-American point guard and only returning starter for the ninth-ranked Lady Bears after Brittney Griner’s departure, scored 33 points and outscored Rice much of the game on her own in a 79-46 victory.
Odyssey Sims and all those talented Baylor freshmen are off to a high-scoring start without Brittney Griner.
Brittney Griner is an All-America for the third straight season and joins a select group.