OXFORD, Miss. -- Nina Davis scored a career-high 43 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 11 Baylor to a 96-54 rout of Mississippi on Sunday.
Tied at 15 with 11:55 to play in the first half, Baylor closed on 29-4 run to take a 44-19 lead at the break. Davis scored 20 points in the first half, including the last seven points of the half.
Davis was 14 of 17 from the floor and made 15 of 19 free throws. She surpassed her previous career-best of 32 points against Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Niya Johnson had 11 assists and Kristina Higgins grabbed 10 boards for Baylor (6-1), which shot 34 of 61 from the field for 55.7 percent.
Tia Faleru had nine points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead Mississippi (6-3), which has lost its last two games by double digits.
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