A Buckeye win was never in doubt, Saturday afternoon as a hot-shooting Kelsey Mitchell led the way to a 96-68 Ohio State win over Wisconsin.
It was one of those days for Mitchell. The Buckeye super star seemingly couldn't miss, finishing with 32 points, all coming in just three quarters. She had more field goals in the first half (8) than Wisconsin's team (7).
On the game, shot a staggering 11-for-13 from the field and 6-for-8 from behind the arc while still managing to dish out four assists.
|33-70 (47%)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||16-59 (27%)|
|8-26 (31%)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||5-22 (23%)|
|22-31 (71%)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||31-36 (86%)|
Meanwhile, Stephanie Mavunga was nearly as unstoppable on the inside. She scored 13 points, shooting 6-for-8 from the field while pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Ohio State without Alexa Hart after she sprained her ankle early in Wednesday's game against Penn State, but every other healthy Buckeye played and scored.
It wasn't just offense – Ohio State shut down Wisconsin on the defensive end, allowing the Badgers to shoot just 27 percent from the field on the game and forced 19 turnovers – 15 of which were steals – which led to 31 points the other direction. The team also blocked 10 Wisconsin shots to the Badgers' zero.
The win is the team's seventh straight. The Buckeyes now have a week off before returning to action Sunday, Feb. 12 when they host Iowa at noon in Value City Arena.