November 23, 2022

Buckeyes Pass 100 in Wright State Win

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 4/6 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) beat Wright State (1-3) by a 105-52 margin on Wednesday afternoon on faculty/staff appreciation day.

The Buckeyes scored 20 or more points in all four quarters and passed 100 points for the first time this season on a balanced scoring effort with six in double figures, including all five starters. Ohio State had its best shooting day of the season, making 55.7 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from long range.

How it Happened

Ohio State opened scoring with back-to-back layups and used a pair of three-pointers from Taylor Mikesell to take an early 10-3 lead. Mikesell and Taylor Thierry alternated scoring as the lead was 22-10 with less than three minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Hevynne Bristow’s triple gave the Buckeyes the 26-13 advantage after 10 minutes.

Mikulášiková began the second quarter’s scoring with a jumper. Wright State cut the Ohio State lead to 33-22 with seven minutes to play before halftime before a 9-0 Buckeyes run stretched the margin to 20 points at 42-22. OSU strung together eight-unanswered points and scored the final four of the half to take a 58-26 lead into the locker room.

Cotie McMahon scored first in the second half and the Buckeyes scored the first five points. After trading baskets, Ohio State put together a 12-0 run, holding Wright State scoreless for nearly three minutes, to extend the lead to 78-36 with four minutes to play in the quarter. Thierry capped the quarter with two fast-break layups as the Buckeyes held the 85-41 advantage after 30 minutes.

An Ohio State 9-0 run midway through the quarter gave the Buckeyes the 99-45 lead. A pair of free throws from Kaia Henderson capped scoring at 105-52.

Highlights

Q1: Cotie McMahon steal

Q1: Taylor Mikesell three-pointer

Q2: Rebeka Mikulášiková strong finish

Q2: Hevynne Bristow three-pointer

Q3: Taylor Mikesell assist

Q3: Madison Greene three-pointer

Q3: Hevynne Bristow block

Q4: 100th team point

Game Notes

  • Ohio State recorded 10+ steals in five-consecutive games for the first time since December 2009.
  • The Buckeyes didn’t commit a turnover in the first half and had a season-low six turnovers.
  • OSU scored 100 points for the first time this season and shot a season-best 55.7 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from three-point range.
  • Taylor Thierry reached double figures for the fourth time this season, tying her career-high 15 points.
  • Cotie McMahon scored a career-high 16 points for her second game in double figures.
  • Taylor Mikesell has scored in double figures in every game this season. She was the first in the game to score more than 10 points, starting 4-of-4 from three-point range and finishing with 16 points.
  • Rebeka Mikulášiková has also scored at least 10 points in all five games this season, totaling 18 points today after 13 in the first half alone.
  • Madison Greene scored a season-high 17 points for her second game of the season in double figures.
  • Hevynne Bristow scored a career-high 11 points.
  • Q1: The Buckeyes shot 5-of-7 (.714) from long range during the quarter.
  • Q2: Ohio State shot 11-of-18 (.611) from the field.
  • Q3: OSU shot 11-of-17 (.647) from the field and 3-of-5 (.600) from behind the arc.

What They Said

  • Head Coach Kevin McGuff: “[Madison Greene] played really well and I think she still continues to grow. I think she’s still got a higher ceiling and I can see her each game getting a little more comfortable.”
  • Sophomore guard/forward Taylor Thierry: “I’m just letting the game come to me and also being aggressive offensively, just seeing where I can contribute.”

Up Next

Ohio State wraps up its three-game homestand on Sunday with a 1 p.m. ET tip against Northern Alabama. The game will be broadcast on B1G+.

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