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“We knew we weren’t going to stop Odyssey from scoring. She’s a great scorer, She’s a great player,” guard Lindsay Allen said. “We just tried to limit everybody else and make sure they didn’t have their career night.”

Sims, the Big 12 scoring leader, became just the second female player to score more than 1,000 points in a season. She finished with 1,054 points.

“She can score, she can defend, she can play the point, she can play off guard,” Mulkey said. “She’s just a competitor. … She will have a great career and a long career because she loves the game.”