A Game for the Ages, Kentucky vs. Baylor Women's Basketball

Baylor Women's College Basketball, Odyssey Sims

A Game for the Ages, Kentucky vs. Baylor Women's Basketball

It was a game for the ages; a game full of records. The Kentucky women beat Baylor, 133-130 in Dallas in four overtimes to break the women's college basketball record for total points. It was a battle between two top 10 teams.

Baylor, the no. 1 team for most of last season, had seven players foul out and was forced to insert formerly injured freshman Alexis Prince in the last overtime in order to commit a foul so that Baylor could get the ball back.  All-American Odyssey Sims led Baylor with 47 points, before fouling out. Jennifer O'Neill had 43 for Kentucky.

Baylor, playing mostly freshmen, looked cohesive and gritty throughout. Thus far, it rivals Kim Mulkey's coaching performance in 2005, when her Baylor team won the National Championship behind superstar Sophia Young.  Mulkey was encumbered by expectations the past four seasons, with Brittney Griner on the team.  They won a National Championship and advanced to another Final Four, but at times Griner was more of a distraction than a benefit.  This year has the earmarking of a Mulkey coached team, bereft of distractions and with a focus on fundamentals.

Look for both Baylor and Kentucky to battle for a spot in the Final Four.