No. 1 Baylor stays perfect with Big 12 title win

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By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor proved Saturday it has more than just Brittney Griner.

Odyssey Sims poured in a season-high 26 points to help make up for an off afternoon by her All-American teammate, and the Lady Bears rolled to a 73-50 victory over No. 23 Texas A&M in the Big 12 tournament championship game.

The Lady Bears (34-0) wrapped up their second straight title and fourth overall by beating the Aggies for the third time this year.

Baylor also beat Texas A&M to win the tournament title in 2009 and again last season, when the Aggies returned the favor in the NCAA tournament.

Sydney Carter had 12 points to lead Texas A&M (22-10), which played its third straight game without top scorer Tyra White. She's been hampered by her left foot and coach Gary Blair elected to rest her for the NCAA tournament rather than risk any more damage against Baylor.

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