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Ohio State vs UConn WBB Game Thread

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March 25, 2023 at 3:19pm

Tipoff in less than an hour. We need Miku to get back to playing like early season Miku and for Sheldon & Company to stay out of foul trouble.

An NCAA Tournament battle features the UConn Huskies squaring off against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Climate Pledge Arena. This March Madness matchup starts at 4:00 PM.

Azzi Fudd led UConn to a 77-58 win against Baylor on Monday, putting up 22 points in the outing.

Taylor Mikesell's 17 points helped lead Ohio State to a 71-69 victory over North Carolina in the team's last action on Monday.

UConn Team Stats

UConn enters the matchup with a 76.3 points per game average on the season, 8.1 more than the 68.2 Ohio State gives up per contest. The Huskies are 22-2 in games when they put up at least 68 points.

The Huskies have outshot opponents from the field this season, averaging 49.5 percent from the field per game against their opponents' 34.7 percent average. When UConn shoots better than its season average, the Huskies are 17-0 this year.

Ohio State Team Stats

The Buckeyes score 80.4 points per game, more than the 58.4 UConn allows. When Ohio State gets to the 58-point mark, it is 27-6 on the year.

The Buckeyes have out-shot their opponents from downtown this season, connecting on 7.2 three-pointers per game while giving up 5.8 made threes by their opponents. When Ohio State shoots its average from beyond the arc this season, the Buckeyes are 16-2.

UConn Players to Watch

Aaliyah Edwards leads UConn in scoring and puts up 17 points and nine rebounds per game. Dorka Juhasz leads the Huskies with 9.9 rebounds per game and adds 14.2 points, while Nika Muhl paces the squad with 8.0 assists and averages 7.2 points.

When it comes to shooting the basketball, Lou Lopez-Senechal is the best bet for UConn. She leads the team in made threes per game, knocking down two three-pointers per contest while shooting 43 percent from downtown.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Mikesell paces the Ohio State's scoring effort, averaging 17.2 points per game. Rikki Harris is the team's top passer, notching 3.4 assists to go with 6.8 points per game. The Buckeyes' leading rebounder is Taylor Thierry, who pulls down 6.6 boards per game in addition to averaging 13.8 points.

Mikesell is a player to watch on the perimeter for Ohio State. She leads the Buckeyes shooting attack, making 41 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 3.2 makes per game.

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