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Ohio State vs Tennessee Women's Basketball Thread

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December 3, 2023 at 2:41pm

The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) will look to continue a five-game win streak when they visit the Tennessee Volunteers (4-3) on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The matchup is at 5:00 PM ET.

Jasmine Powell's team-high 14 points weren't enough in Tennessee's 74-69 loss to Notre Dame on Wednesday in their most recent outing.

Cotie McMahon's 14 points helped lead Ohio State to an 83-40 win over Cornell in the team's last outing on Sunday.

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Tennessee Team Stats

Tennessee heads into the matchup with an 81.4 points per game average, 21.6 more than the 59.8 Ohio State gives up per contest. The Volunteers are 4-2 in games when they put up at least 60 points.

As a team, the Volunteers shoot 71.5 percent from the free throw line, good for fourth in the SEC. Powell leads Tennessee, knocking down 3.5 free throws a game while shooting 75 percent from the charity stripe.

Ohio State Team Stats

Ohio State has averaged 84.5 points per game this season while Tennessee gives up 74.4 per contest. The Buckeyes are 5-1 when they score over 74 points.

This season, the Buckeyes are shooting 49.3 percent from the field while limiting their opponents to a 38.7 percent clip. When Ohio State shoots above its season average this year, the Buckeyes have gone 3-0.

Tennessee Players to Watch

Sara Puckett leads Tennessee in scoring and puts up 13.7 points and six rebounds per game. Jillian Hollingshead leads the Volunteers with 6.9 rebounds per game and adds 7.3 points, while Destinee Wells paces the squad with 3.9 assists and averages 7.0 points.

When it comes to shooting the basketball, Jewel Spear is the best bet for Tennessee. She leads the team in made threes per game, hitting 2.3 three-pointers per contest while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Jacy Sheldon leads Ohio State in scoring and averages 17.8 points and 2.5 steals per game. Celeste Taylor paces the squad with 3.8 assists and averages 5.7 points, while Taylor Thierry leads the Buckeyes with 7.7 rebounds per game and adds 14.8 points.

Sheldon helps space the floor for Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes by averaging two made three-pointers per game while shooting 46 percent from downtown.

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