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KENT, Ohio – Ohio State picked up its second road victory of the season, knocking off Kent State Thursday night 75-65.
The Buckeyes (3-1) controlled the game for the first three quarters and led 63-40 headed to the fourth. The Golden Flashes made six threes in the fourth quarter to trim the final margin to just 10.
Sophomore guard Janai Crooms recorded the second double-double of her career with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. She also dished-out a team-high seven assists.
Freshman forward Rebeka Mikulasikova, filling in for the injured Dorka Juhasz, didn’t miss a shot from floor. She went 7-for-7 and finished with 14 points and six rebounds.
Junior Braxtin Miller continued her steady play, scoring 14 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing four assists. Freshman Jacy Sheldon had struggled a bit from long range in the first three games but on Thursday, she was a perfect 3-of-3 from deep and finished with 11 points.
Kent State was led by Lindey Thall who poured in 32 points on a school-record eight three pointers.
For the game, the Buckeyes shot 54.2 percent from the floor and were 7-of-18 from beyond the three-point arc. The bench was another key factor as the Buckeye bench outscored their KSU counter parts 33-3.
Ohio State led 19-9 after the first quarter and 39-23 at halftime. The third quarter was were the Buckeyes removed any doubt, shooting 63.5 percent in the quarter and outscoring KSU 24-17. They also assisted on eight of the 10 field goals. The foot came off the gas a little in the fourth quarter and the Golden Flashes took advantage.
The Buckeyes return home to host No. 4 UConn on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. from Value City Arena and the game will be televised on ESPN.
.@ohiostatewbb head coach Kevin McGuff talks about the win over Kent State in Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/ByJAIiTQ2B
— BuckeyesPR (@BuckeyesPR) November 22, 2019