February 23, 2021

Buckeyes Head to State College Looking to Sweep PSU


#15/13 Ohio State at Penn State
Feb. 24, 2021
5:00 p.m.
State College, Pa. Bryce Jordan Center
Watch: BTN
Listen: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Game Notes: Ohio State | Penn State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will look for the season sweep of Penn State on Wednesday night when the two teams hookup in State College. In fact, the Buckeyes have won 11 consecutive games against PSU dating back to 2014. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. and BTN will have the coverage.

  • This will be the 69th meeting all-time between Ohio State and Penn State.
  • The Lady Lions are one of two Big Ten teams to have a winning record against Ohio State, leading the all-time series 36-32.
  • With the win earlier this season on Jan. 4, the Buckeyes have matched their longest win-streak in the series at 11 games.
  • Ohio State comes into the game at 13-4 on the season following a 75-66 loss at Michigan last Sunday. The Buckeyes have not lost back-to-back games this season.
  • Penn State has dropped four-straight after winning four-straight. The Lady Lions are 8-11 overall and 5-10 in the Big Ten. Kelly Jekot leads three players in double figures at 15.9 ppg.
  • The Buckeyes have three 100-point games this season, marking the first time in the “non-Kelsey Mitchel era” that a team has had three 100-point games in the same season.
  • Jacy Sheldon had a big game vs. Michigan on Sunday, scoring 26 points on a career-best 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. She also matched career-highs with four steals and two blocks. Sheldon leads the Buckeyes at 16.9 ppg and has made a team-high 28 three-pointers. She is also the only player to play and start every game this season.
  • Sheldon’s six threes vs. Michigan were the most in a game by a Buckeye since Kelsey Mitchell made six in her final game as a Buckeye on March 18, 2018 vs. Central Michigan.
  • Dorka Juhasz had her six-game double-double streak snapped last Sunday at Michigan. That was the longest streak since Jantel Lavender did it a school-record 11 games in a row in 2008. Juhasz is also just 65 points away from 1,000 in her career.
  • Aaliyah Patty has scored in double-figures in nine of the last 10 games, which marks the best scoring stretch of her career. She has also made seven of her last 14 three-point attempts.
  • Freshman Kateri Poole has started the last two games in place of Madison Greene and has played well. Poole is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 assists in the last two games. She dished-out a career-high seven assists vs. Purdue in her first collegiate start.
  • Tanaya Beacham has come off the bench and given the Buckeyes a spark the last couple of games. She has made nine of her last 15 shots and has been one of the team’s strongest rebounders.