No. 25 DePaul beats Illinois State 80-67 behind Penny's 21
CHICAGO -- Four Blue Demons scored in double figures as No. 25 DePaul defeated Illinois State 80-67 on Monday night.
Forward Jasmine Penny led DePaul offensively with 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting. She also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Blue Demons held a four-point lead at the half, but an 8-0 run helped the Blue Demons open up a comfortable lead throughout the rest of the second half. The Red Birds would not be within eight for the rest of the game.
DePaul guard Brittany Hyrnko scored 16 points, Brandi Harvey-Carr added 14 and Jessica January finished with 12.
Chloe Nelson led the Red Birds with 18 points.
Sims scores 33 points, No. 9 Baylor beats Rice 79-46
WACO, Texas -- Odyssey Sims scored 33 points, outscoring Rice much of the game on her own as ninth-ranked Baylor won 79-46 on Monday night to extend its nation's-best home winning streak to 60 games.
Sims, the preseason AP All-American point guard and only returning starter this season, has scored at least 23 points in all three games for the Lady Bears (3-0).
When Sims made a short basket with 9:18 left in the first half, the Lady Bears led 23-14 and Sims already had 15 points -- one more than Rice at the time. That was also the end of a span when she scored 12 consecutive points for Baylor.
Rice (2-2) didn't surpass Sims' final point total until Jessica Kuster's basket with 6:22 left made it 64-34. That was just a few seconds before Sims exited the game for good.
No. 20 Oklahoma St tops Idaho State 74-45
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Liz Donohoe scored 12 points and hit 3 of 3 shots from behind the 3-point line to lead No. 20 Oklahoma State to a 74-45 win against Idaho State on Monday night.
Donohoe's 3-pointer with 15:10 left in the first half started a 11-2 run capped by a Tiffany Bias layup to give Oklahoma State (4-0) a 20-6 lead four minutes later.
Idaho State (2-2) trimmed its deficit to eight before the Cowgirls ripped off an 18-2 run, extending their lead to 24. Oklahoma State took a 28-18 advantage into halftime.
The Bengals, who made just 1 of 13 (7.7 percent) 3-point shots and 4 of 10 free throws, never threatened in the second half.
Tiffany Bias and Brittney Martin combined for 17 points, 13 assists and 10 steals. The two combined to shoot 7 of 23 from the field.
Jessica Tingey led Idaho State with 17 points.