Posted December 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mississippi coach Matt Insell already knew how good Odyssey Sims and No. 9 Baylor were. And his Rebels came up only a couple minutes short of a big upset. Sims had 39 points, including the last seven for the Lady Bears, who won 87-80 on Wednesday night to stretch their national-best home winning streak to 66 games. ''I told our players it's going to take 40 minutes to win,'' said Insell, the first-year Ole Miss coach who was a Kentucky assistant the last five seasons. ''We played about 38 minutes. We've got to go back and figure out how to play those next two.'' Baylor (9-1), which trailed by 10 early in the game, got even at 72 when Sims made a three-point play with 5 1/2 minutes left, hitting the free throw after an impressive basket. After grabbing her own rebound, Sims was leaning and falling along the edge of the lane when she flipped the ball up toward the hoop - and it went in. ''It wasn't desperately,'' Sims said, with a bit of a smile. ''The girl was a little bit bigge...
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