Kelsey Mitchell Leads the Way as Ohio State Thrashes Wisconsin 96-68

By Kevin Harrish on February 4, 2017 at 4:31p
Kelsey Mitchell led the way with 32 points.
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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.

Teams 1 2 3 4 Final
Ohio State 25 24 28 19 96
Wisconsin 11 18 19 20 68

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.

OHIO STATE STAT Wisconsin
96 POINTS 68
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%)
11 TURNOVERS 19
42 TOTAL REBOUNDS 42
14 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS 16
28 DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS 26
31 BENCH POINTS 41
10 BLOCKS 0
15 STEALS 4
20 ASSISTS 11

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.

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