Ohio State Trounces Nebraska to Extend Win Streak to 10 Games

By Kevin Harrish on February 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm
Alexa Hart dominated the boards.

Ohio State entered Thursday's matchup as huge favorites, and they left as big winners. The Buckeyes throttled conference foe Nebraska, 96-70.

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Ohio State 26 24 23 23 96
Nebraska 17 17 12 24 70

The Buckeyes were hot from the start. It took less than four minutes for all five starters to record a bucket, and the team shot near 60 percent from the field for much of the first half.

The points weren't coming from one source, either. Five Buckeyes had scored in double figures – Alexa Hart (18), Kelsey Mitchell (16), Ameryst Alston (16), Shayla Cooper (16) and Asia Doss (13).

Hart, in particular, was impressive. Matched up against one of the conference's premier post players in Jessica Shepherd, Hart led the Buckeyes in points while holding Shepherd to a relatively quiet 20 points.

Of course, it wasn't always a one-on-one battle. Ohio State did a spectacular job at moving the ball leading to high percentage buckets.

Often lost in the star-power of Mitchell and Alston is the play of Asia Doss. Her contributions aren't as eye-popping on the stat-sheet, but her effort was certainly on display tonight.

The win is the Buckeyes' 10th straight – the team's longest streak since 2012. Ohio State sits alone atop the Big Ten standings with effectively a two-game lead on second-place Maryland, as OSU owns the tiebreaker.

Next up, the Buckeyes play host to Illinois 2 p.m., Saturday on senior day. Guards Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft are set to play their last regular season game at Value City Arena.

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