Women's College Basketball

 
            === Sims reaches 1,000, sends Baylor to Elite Eight ===
 
 Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Odyssey Sims scored a game-high 25 points
 as  the Baylor  Lady  Bears dismissed  the Kentucky  Wildcats,  90-72, in  the
 semifinals of the Notre Dame Regional at the Joyce Center.
 
 Sims, who eclipsed the 1,000-point mark during the meeting, shot 11-of-23 from
 the  floor and  also handed out seven assists for the second-seeded Lady Bears
 (32-4).  Nina Davis  added 20  points and  eight rebounds,  Khadijiah Cave  20
 points  and nine  rebounds  off the  bench, while  Niya  Johnson registered  a
 double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 assists in the victory.
 
 The  third-seeded Wildcats  (26-9) were  paced by  DeNesha Stallworth  with 19
 points  and  eight boards, while Linnae  Harper and Bria Goss accounted for 14
 and 13 points, respectively.
 
 Baylor  led  by double  figures just  over eight minutes  into the meeting and
 enjoyed a 49-32 edge at the break thanks to 50 percent shooting from the field
 and  13-of-15 at the  free-throw line. Kentucky also shot the ball well at the
 charity stripe (14-of-16) in the period, but the squad was a mere 25.0 percent
 accurate  from  the floor and  missed on all  seven chances behind the 3-point
 line.
 
 Both  sides  knocked down 15-of-33  from the floor in  the second half as they
 almost  broke  even during the  20-minute session,  allowing the Lady Bears to
 cruise to the 18-point victory.
 
 Sims  is now just  the second NCAA Division I women's player to score at least
 1,000  points in a  season, having entered the game today with 996. The record
 remains 1,062 points set by Jackie Stiles of Missouri State during the 2000-01
 campaign.
 
 The Lady Bears will now face off against the winner of the Notre Dame/Oklahoma
 State  matchup on Monday night for the right to be a part of the Final Four in
 Nashville
 
 
 03/29 14:43:34 ET

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