November 30, 2022

Buckeyes Break Louisville’s 48 Home Game Non-Conference Win Streak

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LOUISVILLE – The No. 4/5 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0) beat No. 18/15 Louisville (5-3) by a 96-77 margin on Wednesday night in the KFC Yum! Center in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Louisville gained the 25-18 lead after one quarter on the advantage from the free throw line, even though Ohio State was better from the field. The Buckeyes trailed 45-37 at halftime. Ohio State used a 28-18 third quarter to take a 65-63 lead into the final quarter. The Buckeyes outscored the Cardinals 31-14 in the fourth quarter.

How it Happened

Cotie McMahon got to the line first for the Buckeyes, but a 12-2 Louisville run gave the Cardinals the early 12-3 advantage. Ohio State scored the next nine point to tie the game at 12 with 3:42 to play in the quarter. A few trips to the charity stripe for the Cardinals gave Louisville the 25-18 lead after 10 minutes.

Taylor Mikesell opened the quarter with her second triple and the Buckeyes got within four at 27-23 before a 10-0 Cardinals run saw OSU down 37-23 with 6:39 remaining in the half. A three-point play from Taylor Thierry and triples from Jacy Sheldon and Madison Greene cut the deficit to 41-35 with less than two minutes to play. Ohio State trailed 45-37 at halftime.

Louisville opened the half with the first five points before an 11-0 Ohio State run got the Buckeyes within two at 50-48 with 6:25 remaining in the quarter. Rebeka Mikulášiková tied the game at 52 with 5:33 to play in the third. Mikesell tied the game again at 59 with a pair of free throws and then took Ohio State’s first second-half lead with a layup with 2:38 to play in the quarter. The Buckeyes held the 65-63 advantage after three quarters.

After a Cardinal layup, the Buckeyes scored the next 14 points to take a 79-65 lead with 6:20 remaining. Ohio State used another run of 11-0 to pull away and cap scoring at 96-77.

Game Notes

  • Before tonight’s game, Louisville had beaten 48 non-conference opponents in a row at the Yum! Center.
  • Ohio State keeps its streak alive of totaling at least 10 steals in each game this season.
  • The Buckeye defense has forced at least 20 turnovers in each of the first seven games this season.
  • This is OSU’s second ranked win of the season.
  • Taylor Mikesell was the first in the game to double figures, doing so at the beginning of the second quarter. She finished with a season-high 26 points and has scored in double figures in each of the Buckeyes first seven games this season.
  • This was Mikesell’s second 20-point game of the season.
  • Rebeka Mikulášiková has scored 10+ points in all seven games this season as well, totaling 21 points for her third 20-point game of the season.
  • Jacy Sheldon has scored in double figures in each of the five games she’s played this season, totaling 22 points tonight. This was her first 20-point game of the season.
  • Madison Greene had her third game of the season in double figures with 14 points.
  • Q1: Ohio State shot 8-of-14 (.571) from the floor during the quarter.
  • Q3: The Buckeyes shot 11-of-18 (.611) and capitalized on both three-point attempts in the third quarter.
  • Q4: Ohio State shot 11-of-15 (.733) from the floor while limiting Louisville to 28.6 percent from the field.

Up Next

Ohio State travels to Rutgers to open Big Ten play on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for noon in a game broadcast on BTN.

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