Ohio State Women's Basketball Beats Unbeaten Michigan and Maryland, Takes Top Spot in Big Ten Standings

By Kevin Harrish on January 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm
Ohio State vs. Michigan
Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

The Buckeyes sit atop the Big Ten.

After a pair of huge wins over previously-unbeaten Michigan and Maryland, the Ohio State women's basketball team is now at the top of the Big Ten standings.

The Buckeyes handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season on Thursday, beating their rivals 81-77 despite a program-record 50 points from Michigan forward Naz Hillmon.

Ohio State followed that victory up with another impressive victory on Monday night, beating No. 7 Maryland 88-86 to take the top spot in the Big Ten and give the Terrapins their first loss of the season.

With the two wins, the Buckeyes are now 9-1 on the season with the lone loss coming on the road against Nebraska last week. The impressive start to the season has been a team effort with five players averaging double figures on the season.

Ohio State is led offensively by guard Jacy Sheldon, who averages 17.7 points per game. Sheldon is followed not far behind by forward Dorka Juhasz, who averages a double-double on the season with 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Madison Green, Aaliyah Patty and Braxtin Miller all average double figures as well, scoring 14.0, 11.9 and 10.6 points per game, respectively.

The Buckeyes won't have much time to enjoy this win, however, as they now face back-to-back road games against No. 16 Indiana and No. 23 Northwestern, marking four-straight games against ranked opponents.

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