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The Official Ohio State vs Louisville WBB Game Thread

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November 30, 2022 at 6:49pm
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#4 Ohio State vs #18 Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center

I am not sure if Jacy Sheldon will be playing tonight but I hope so. Below is the espin preview for the game that tips off in a little over a half hour.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) visit the Louisville Cardinals (5-2) at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET.

Louisville Team Stats

Louisville tallied 71.8 points per game last season while Ohio State allowed 65.6 per contest. The Cardinals were 23-0 when they put up more than 66 points. The Cardinals outshot opponents from the field last season, averaging 45.5 percent from the field per game against their opponents' 37 percent average. When Louisville shot better than its season average, the Cardinals went 14-0.

Ohio State Team Stats

The Buckeyes average per-game outing of 78.2 points last season was more than the 55.6 Louisville gave up. When Ohio State reached the 56-point mark, it went 21-4 on the year. When they got to the free throw line last season, which they did 17.4 times a game, the Buckeyes shot 73.4 percent, which was eighth in the Big Ten. Jacy Sheldon was Ohio State's best shooter from the line, making 4.4 free throws per game while shooting 86 percent.

Louisville Last Season Leaders

Hailey Van Lith led Louisville in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game last season. The Cardinals' leading rebounder was Emily Engstler, who averaged 9.3 boards per game in addition to scoring 11.9 points. Kianna Smith was the team's best passer, tallying 2.7 assists to go with 12.0 points per game. Louisville's three-point shooting attack last season was led by Smith, who averaged 1.8 made three-pointers per game while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc.

Ohio State Last Season Leaders

Sheldon led Ohio State in points, scoring 19.7 per contest, and assists with 4.2 per game last season. Taylor Mikesell added 18.6 points for the Buckeyes, while Mikulasikova averaged 9.4 points per game. Mikesell was a player to watch on the perimeter for Ohio State last season. She led the Buckeyes' shooting attack, making 48 percent of her shots from beyond the arc while averaging 3.6 makes per game.

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