MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia had yet to see a player like Baylor's Odyssey Sims this season.
The Mountaineers saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night, shooting poorly and giving up a career-high 48 points to Sims in a 78-62 loss to No. 7 Baylor on Wednesday night.
"Sims had 48. That's amazing to me," West Virginia coach Mike Carey said. "The bottom line is we didn't guard her."
It was the most individual points ever allowed by the Mountaineers on their home court. Sue Wicks of Rutgers scored 42 against them in 1988.
Still, West Virginia was able to trim a 15-point halftime deficit to eight down the stretch. In the end, the Mountaineers couldn't match Sims' production and Baylor's rebounding.
"They were getting physical and we weren't," Carey said. "Some of us were just standing around watching the game being played."
Sims made six 3-pointers and set a Baylor record with 201 for her career. Jennifer King held the previous school record of 195 from 1989-93.
"It means a lot, but I didn't come to Baylor to break records," Sims said. "It's just another thing to go down in history. But I'm just going to focus on keep playing and help my team win."
Sims, a preseason AP All-American and the nation's leading scorer at 30.8 points per game, is averaging 39 over the first three Big 12 games. She eclipsed the 47 points she scored in a four-overtime loss to Kentucky on Dec. 6.
Sims went 14 of 29 from the floor and 14 of 17 from the free-throw line and played all 40 minutes. She also had a career-high 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
"She never ceases to amaze me," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "I've challenged her to be a better rebounder because we're smaller on the perimeter this year that we thought we would be."
Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) never trailed but had trouble putting away the Mountaineers until late after jumping ahead 40-25 at halftime. The Lady Bears are outscoring opponents by an average of 33 per game and this was their second-closest winning margin of the season.