(AP) Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor held off Mississippi 87-80 on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 66 games.
Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), the nation's top scorer made baskets when Baylor (9-1) needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she added four free throws after that.
Nina Davis had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Lady Bears. Sune Agburke also had 15 rebounds, and Niya Johnson scored 10 points.
Ole Miss (8-5), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first half. The Rebels had five players score in double figures.
Tia Faleru had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels before fouling out. Valencia McFarland had 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Danielle McCray and Diara Moore both had 13 points and Gracie Frizzell had 12 on four 3-pointers.
Sims tied the game at 72 with 5 minutes on a three-point play, making 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.
McCray gave Ole Miss its last lead at 74-72 after scoring on a pass from McFarland with just over 4 minutes left.
Davis scored while being fouled with 3:44 left, that being the fifth foul on Faleru. After the media timeout, Davis made the tiebreaking free throw.
Makenzie Robertson then made a 3-pointer in front of her teammates on the bench to make it 78-74.
Moore then made a layup for Ole Miss, and after the Lady Bears missed on three shots before Agbuke made two free throws, Moore had a three-point play to get to 80-79, but the Rebels never went ahead again.
Sims scored the last seven points for Baylor, including a free throw with 2 minutes left.
The Lady Bears were playing an SEC team for the second in three games. Before a long break for final exams, they lost 133-130 in a four-overtime game against Kentucky at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium where the NCAA men's Final Four will be played in April.
Ole Miss used a 17-4 run midway through the first half and was up 29-19 when McFarland made a free throw with 8:38 left.
Five different Rebels scored during that span, including Frizzell's 3-pointer from the corner right in front of the Baylor bench.
Frizzell made another 3 with 4 minutes left in the half, and Ole Miss still led 37-29 after two free throws by McFarland.
Baylor closed the half with an 11-4 run, including consecutive layups by Johnson, and was within 41-40 at the half after Agbuke's three-point play in the final minute.