Sims lifts No. 12 Baylor past No. 8 OSU in OT
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:00pm AP Wire
STILLWATER (AP) Oklahoma State was a few inches away from one of its biggest wins.
With the score tied late in regulation against Baylor, OSU guard Tiffany Bias drove hard to the hoop but just missed a layup, forcing overtime. Baylor's Odyssey Sims converted a three-point play with 3.8 seconds remaining in the extra period to give the 12th-ranked Lady Bears a 69-66 victory over the eighth-ranked Cowboys on Sunday.
Bias scored 14 of her 17 points after halftime to help Oklahoma State rally from 16 points down in the second half, but she couldn't hit the shot she needed.
"It's just one of those things where, it's in and out and it was a tough night for me the whole night," she said. "I wish I would have made it, but at the same time, it's just one of those things."
Sims, who entered the game as the nation's leading scorer with 30.4 points per game, had a season-low 17 on 7-for-27 shooting. Bias, who led the charge against Sims, was proud of the way the Cowgirls defended Sims.
"My team had my back the whole night," Bias said. "It was a team effort the whole night. We did a great job shutting her down. She was way below her average, and that's all you can hope for."
Sims had eight rebounds and eight assists. Makenzie Robertson scored 18 points and Nina Davis added 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Bears (16-3, 6-1 Big 12), who moved past the Cowgirls to the top of the conference standings. It was Baylor's second straight win since back-to-back losses to Connecticut and Kansas.
"That's what All-Americans do," Baylor caoch Kim Mulkey said of Sims. "Odyssey Sims is an All-American and she doesn't care how many shots she misses, how many she makes all she cares about is winning. She's the happiest kid in that locker room."