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No. 5 Kentucky defeated No. 9 Baylor, 133-130, in four overtimes Friday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Here are the post-game notes:

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• The combined 263 points between Baylor and Kentucky was the highest scoring women’s game of all-time (252 – SMU 127, TCU 125, Jan. 25, 1997, also 4 OT).

• The four overtimes was Baylor’s first 4OT game in school history with just one other 3-overtime game (Jan. 12, 2005, L 103-99 to Nebraska).

• Baylor evened its record to 1-1 vs. Kentucky; both games have come under Mulkey.

• Baylor is 77-3 in December games under Mulkey.

• The loss marked just the 16th time under Mulkey that Baylor has lost when shooting a higher percentage from the field than its opponent (352-16 overall).

• The loss marked just the 32nd time under Mulkey that Baylor lost a game when out-rebounding an opponent (315-32 overall).

• Baylor is 100-3 over last four seasons when scoring 70 or more points, BU is 291-16 under Mulkey when scoring 70+ and 186-6 when scoring 80+.

• Baylor scored 100+ points for the 68th time in program history (67-1 record in those games), 24 times under Mulkey and 4 times this season .

• Baylor has scored at least 75 points in all eight games this season.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor’s 130 points is a single-game school record, passing the previous high of 129 vs. UT-Pan American accomplished during the 1976-77 season.

• Baylor’s 130 points is tied for the 10th highest single-game total in NCAA women’s history, Kentucky’s 133 ranks tied for ninth.

• Baylor’s 130 points were the 2nd-most points scored in Big 12 history behind Texas’ 135-point effort vs. Centenary (12/16/00).

• Baylor’s 45 field goals made ties for 4th highest in school history and ties for 7th highest in Big 12 history.

• Baylor’s 105 field goal attempts is a Big 12 record and the 2nd highest total for a game in school history (110 vs. Texas State, 11/8/77).

• Baylor’s 68 rebounds was the fourth-highest number in a game in school history, and tied for 3rd in Big 12 history.

• Baylor’s 46 free-throw attempts rank 5th-highest all time in the BU record book for a single game.

• Baylor’s 31 assists ties a season high (San Jose State, Dec. 3) and ties for the fifth-highest total in BU history for one game.

• Baylor’s 47 fouls committed was a school record and was 13 more than its previous school record of 34 against Mary Hardin-Baylor, Dec. 7, 1978.

• Baylor’s 34-game regular season win streak was snapped with its last loss prior coming to No.  71-69 loss to No. 4 Stanford on Nov. 16, 2012, in Honolulu.

• In Baylor’s last 261 games, only one opponent (Stanford, .509) has shot 50 percent or above.  Last season, the Cardinal broke BU’s streak of 217 games of holding opponents to under 50 percent shooting.

• Baylor is 115-6 over the last four seasons and 103 of those wins have been by 10 points or more – only five times has Baylor’s winning margin been five points or fewer.

• Baylor is 81-3 over the past three seasons.

• Baylor has 42-straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made dating back to Nov. 13, 2012 when BU was 0-for-3 from long range.

• Baylor has had at least one player score double figures in the first half in all eight games this season.

• Baylor had 9 players play 16 minutes or more and 11 of 12 players scored in the game for the Lady Bears.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Odyssey Sims scored a career-high 47 points, which is the second-highest single-game total in school history behind Brittney Griner’s 50 (vs. K-State, March 4, 2013) and tied for second-highest in Big 12 history with Alicia Thompson (Texas Tech) who scored 47 against Texas, Feb. 5, 1997.

Sims’ previous career high was 37 points, scored her freshman season against OU (Feb. 27, 2011).

Sims’ 17 field goals made ties for 5th-highest on Baylor’s single-game record list and is tied for 6th in Big 12 players along with nine other players.

Sims’ 33 field goal attempts were the second-highest total in school history (Maggie Dais Stinnett, vs. Texas State, 12/13/86) and tied for the 5th highest total in Big 12 history.

Sims tied her career high with 15 free-throw attempts; she made 12.

Sims surpassed the 30-point mark for the third time this season and the fourth time in her career.

Sims extended her streak of double-digit scoring to 18 games. Sims was last held to single-digits against UCONN, Feb. 18 when she had nine.

Sims’ 47 points gave her 9-straight games with at least 20 points dating back to last year’s NCAA Tournament game with Louisville; and it marks the 26th time in her career she’s passed the 20-point mark in a game.

Sims now has 81 career games in double figures and has led the team in points 20 times in her career.

Sims has now scored double figures in the first half of all eight games this season (13 vs. Grambling State; 14 vs. Nicholls State; 24 vs. Rice (career high); 11 vs. Savannah State; 20 vs. Northwestern State; 24 vs. UTSA; 17 vs. SJSU; 13 vs. Kentucky).

Sims now has 511 career assists, which are the most all-time at Baylor, passing Angela Tisdale’s (2004-08) record of 493.

Robertson matched a career-high and scored a season-high 23 points.

Robertson finished with career-highs in rebounds (8), assists (6) and steals (3).

• Freshman Nina Davis had the second double-double of her career with 20 points and 11 rebounds (28p 11r vs. Nicholls St., Nov. 14).

Davis’ 20 points helped her reach double figures in each of her first eight collegiate games.

Davis tied season highs with 11 rebounds and four assists.

Sune Agbuke tied a career high with five blocks.

Khadijiah Cave tied a season-high with 11 rebounds.

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