Feb. 14, 2016

Final Stats

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Ameryst Alston hit eight 3-pointers and finished with 26 points as No. 7 Ohio State beat Penn State 77-63 on Sunday, its ninth-straight win.

Kelsey Mitchell added 17 points and Alexa Hart chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes who remain atop the Big Ten standings with four games left.

Lindsey Spann led Penn State (9-16, 4-10) with 21 points while Brianna Banks added 14.

The Buckeyes (21-4, 13-1) looked like they would have trouble keeping their win streak going. Penn State bounced back from a 37-30 halftime deficit with a 12-6 run to pull within a point midway through the third quarter. But the Buckeyes pulled away with a 17-6 run over the final 5:35 to close out the game.

Ohio State pulled down 41 rebounds to Penn State’s 30 and scored 18 points off 16 Penn State turnovers.