Sims, USA Win Gold At World University Games

Kazan, Russia (July 15, 2013) -- Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims was one of four players to score in double figures in the USA's 90-71 victory over Russia in the gold medal game at the World University Games in Russia on Tuesday.

Sims, who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, scored 10 points and also dished out three assists. UConn Lady Huskie Bria Hartley led the United States with 17 points.

The USA was in control early on, jumping out to an early 22-13 lead after one quarter. The U.S. built the lead to 14 at the half, and lead by as many as 24 points.

This marks the second consecutive gold medal win for Sims, who also helped the USA win gold at the 2011 Games. The United States has won the last three gold medals at the World University Games.