December 15, 2017

Big Run Pushes Buckeyes Past Dartmouth 103-70

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Dec. 15, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State used a 33-0 run that spanned 7:32 of the second half to break away from Dartmouth for a 103-70 victory Friday evening in Value City Arena.

The run broke open a seven-point game midway through the third quarter. The Buckeyes, who improved to 10-2 on the season, scored 60 points and shot 60 percent in the second half.

Kelsey Mitchell led four Buckeyes in double-figures with 22 points to go along with five assists and zero turnovers. Sierra Calhoun continued her string of solid performances with 20 points on 4-of-7 from long range.

Stephanie Mavunga notched a double-double with 18 points and 14 boards while Linnae Harper chipped-in with 16 points and three steals.

Columbus native Andi Norman led the Big Green with a game-high 23 points.

Dartmouth jumped out to the early lead and held it for the first eight minutes of the game. The Buckeyes then went on a 9-0 run in the final minute of the first quarter, capped by a deep Mitchell three and OSU led 22-19 after the first.

The Buckeyes led 43-31 at the break and Dartmouth’s 13th three of the night cut the lead to 58-51 with 4:14 to play in third. OSU then took over on both ends and ended the quarter on a 20-0 run to regain control.

The run extended to 33-0 through the first three and a half minutes of the fourth quarter as the Buckeyes removed all doubt.

Notes

  • This was the Buckeyes’ fourth 100-point game, tying the OSU single-season record for 100-point games
  • With her five assists, Kelsey Mitchell passes Katie Smith for No. 8 on the OSU career assist chart. She now has 446 in her career, passing Smith who dished-out 444 in her career from 1993-96
  • Sierra Calhoun had 20 points and has now had 15 or more points in four of the last five games
  • Stephanie Mavunga had her seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds
  • The 35 points in the third quarter tied the most in a quarter this season for the Buckeyes
  • OSU shot 60 percent in the second half (24-of-40) and scored 60 points
  • The Buckeyes had 21 assists, tying a season-high and marking the third 20-assist game of the year
  • OSU was whistled for just two fouls in the game and Dartmouth did not shoot a free throw
  • Dartmouth made a season-high 16 threes which marked the most made three-pointers by an opponent in Value City Arena.

Up Next
The Buckeyes hit the road but will stay in state to face as they travel to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats on Sunday, Dec. 17. The game will start at 4 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.