Sims down with an injury and being helped to the locker room. Noticeable limp. 12-11 Stanford with 14:14 left.— Oskar Garcia (@oskargarcia) November 17, 2012
In a match-up between two top five teams, Stanford's visit to Hawaii has just gotten better with its upset over No. 1 Baylor 71-69. This defeat also ended Baylor's 42-game winning streak.
Early in the game, the Lady Bears star point guard Odyssey Sims suffered a leg injury and wasn't able to return. Stanford implored its same strategy as last year with essentially doubling down on Baylor's Brittney Griner and leaving a perimeter player open.
The strategy worked very effectively early in the first half as the Cardinal was able to extend its lead to double digits; however, Baylor was able to cut the lead down to two before the half, 31-29.
In the second half, the game was much evenly matched as each team wouldn't allow the other to pull away. In the waning moments of the game, Stanford got some big time plays from their talented forward Chiney Ogwumike.
With 22 seconds left, Ogwumike was able to get a step on Griner; she drove left on the baseline and used the rim to seal off Griner for a reverse lay-up. Baylor then called a timeout with four seconds left and drew up a play that got Griner a baseline jumper from about five feet; but she missed it and Ogwumike was able to secure the rebound and victory for the Cardinal.
Stanford shot 51% from the field and 50% from the three point line. Baylor shot 45% from the field and just 14% from beyond the arc. Ogwumike had 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Cardinal.
Leading the way for Baylor was Griner who had 22 points and 6 rebounds.
For more on the game from a Baylor point of view, visit the recap at SB Nation's Baylor site Our Daily Bears.