OKLAHOMA CITY--As soon as Baylor’s 65-61 win over Oklahoma State was in the books, Bears players went through a quick wardrobe change.
The players each donned white shirts with “400” in green across the chest, signifying Baylor coach Kim Mulkey’s 400th career victory.
It wasn’t easy for the Bears, who fought through struggles for star Odyssey Sims to advance to the Big 12 Championship final against West Virginia
Monday at 8 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
ATLANTA – Odyssey Sims, the 5-8 point guard for the Baylor University Lady Bears was announced Thursday as the 2014 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-feet-8-inches and under who has excelled both athletically and academically.
Anyone who thought that the days of Baylor's dominance in the Big 12 would be gone as fast as the departure of Brittney Griner and about 80 percent of the Lady Bears' firepower from Waco have been proven quite mistaken as the 2013-14 season has unrolled. Baylor remains the Big 12's Big Kahuna, the league's regular-season champs (an honor which it shares with West Virginia), the No.
Los Angeles — The final ballot for the Women's John R. Wooden Award was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who are eligible for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. All balloted players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The men’s ballot will be released Saturday.
The message boards have been buzzing with rumors for the past week, and today, Kristy Curry, head women's basketball coach at the University of Alabama made it official: Breanna ("Bre-Bre") Hayden will transfer from Baylor to 'Bama in January.
As the Big 12 enters year 1 AG (after Griner) it does so as a league that, for the first time in years, has no clear-cut favorite. The conference as a whole looks less powerful than it has in the past as it has no teams without major question marks. Oklahoma looks to be the front-runner, but the Sooners are a team with several significant limitations. The Cowgirls return a balanced squad. Baylor returns the league’s best player and some talented youngsters. If those players grow up quickly, the Bears could add another league championship to their resume.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Christmas came early this year for a half dozen of women’s college basketball’s elite players.
Picture yourself at age 19, preparing to embark on your sophomore college season. Unexpectedly, you get the phone call you’ve been dreaming of for most of your life – except you never imagined it would come this soon.
LOS ANGELES — Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike and Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims, both of whom were named to last year's Wooden All-American team, highlight the list of 30 college athletes named to the watch list for this year's John R. Wooden Award and All-American team. The 2014 John R. Wooden Award Women's Preseason Top 30, popularly known as the preseason Wooden watch, was announced today by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
The United States captured its third straight and ninth overall World University Games women’s basketball gold medal with a 90-71 victory over the previously undefeated Russian Federation Monday in Kazan, Russia. In the third place game, Australia cruised to the bronze with a 99-58 rout of Chinese Taipei.