Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:16 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2013 7:17 PM
WACO, Texas (AP) Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor held off Mississippi 87-80 on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 66 games.
Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), the nation's top scorer made baskets when Baylor (9-1) needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she then added four free throws after that.
Nina Davis had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Lady Bears.
Ole Miss (8-5), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first half. The Rebels had five players score in double figures.
Tia Faleru had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels before fouling out. Valencia McFarland had 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.