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The Ohio State Buckeyes will compete with the James Madison Dukes on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament. Tune in to Watch this matchup at 1:30 PM.
Taylor Mikesell put up a team-high 24 points in Ohio State's last outing against Iowa on Sunday, but it wasn't enough in a 105-72 loss.
Peyton McDaniel helped lead JMU to an 81-51 victory over Texas State on Monday, scoring 30 points in the game.
Ohio State Team Stats
Ohio State has tallied 80.8 points per game this season while JMU allows 60.2 per contest. The Buckeyes are 25-5 when they score over 60 points.
The Buckeyes are outshooting their opponents from distance this season, connecting on 7.5 three-pointers per game while allowing 5.9 made threes to their opponents. When Ohio State shoots its average from deep this season, the Buckeyes are 16-2.
JMU Team Stats
JMU's 69.7 points per game this season out-paces the 68.2 points per contest Ohio State allows. The Dukes are 18-0 when they put up more than 68 points.
The Dukes are outshooting their opponents from distance this season, knocking down 6.6 three-pointers per game while giving up 5.9 made threes to their opponents. When JMU shoots its average from deep this season, the Dukes are 13-2.
Ohio State Players to Watch
Mikesell leads Ohio State in scoring and averages 17.3 points per game. Rikki Harris paces the squad with 3.5 assists and averages 7.2 points, while Taylor Thierry leads the Buckeyes with 6.8 rebounds per game and adds 14.0 points.
Mikesell is the top threat for Ohio State from beyond the arc. She paces the team in made threes per game, making 3.2 treys per contest with a 41 percent shooting percentage from downtown.
JMU Players to Watch
Kiki Jefferson averages 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, leading JMU in both scoring and rebounding. The Dukes also get 11.6 points from McDaniel, while Kseniia Kozlova adds 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
McDaniel helps space the floor for JMU, leading the Dukes by averaging 2.4 made three-pointers per game while shooting 39 percent from downtown.