Feb 26, 2004

Box Score

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Brandie Hoskins had 17 points and 11 assists, and No. 25 Ohio State upset No. 12 Minnesota 76-62 Thursday night.

The Buckeyes (18-8, 10-5 Big Ten) had 16 steals and forced 19 turnovers as they moved into sole possession of third place in the Big Ten.

LaToya Turner scored 16 points and Jessica Davenport added 15 as the Buckeyes shot 69 percent from the floor.

Ohio State pulled away with a 17-3 run in the second half that stretched its lead to 62-44.

Janel McCarville scored 19 points for the Gophers (20-6, 9-6), who were playing their fifth game without senior Lindsay Whalen, their leading scorer with an average 20.3 points per game. She broke two bones in her right hand on Feb. 12 in a game at Ohio State, but could return in time for the NCAA Tournament.

Davenport and Hoskins each scored 11 points in the first half to lead Ohio State to a 35-32 cushion at the break. Hoskins hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points in a 17-2 run that put the Buckeyes on top 30-23.

But McCarville, who was scoreless to that point, scored six of Minnesota’s last nine points in the half to bring the Gophers back to within three.