Nov. 19, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Playing their third game in five days, the No. 9 Buckeyes outlasted a game Washington team 85-76 on Sunday to improve to 4-1 on the season.
Kelsey Mitchell once again led five Buckeyes in double-figures with 27 points on four three-point field goals. She now has 392 three-pointers for her career which is six shy of tying the NCAA career record.
When the game got tight in the fourth quarter, the Buckeyes turned inside to Stephanie Mavunga who responded by scoring 10 of her 17 points in the final quarter. She also finished with a game-high 12th rebounds for her fourth double-double in the first five games.
Linnae Harper had a good all-around game, scoring 12 points, grabbing nine rebounds, dishing-out a season-high six assists and nabbing three steals. Asia Doss chipped-in with 12 points and handed-out four assists while Alexa Hart scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Hart is now just nine points away from 1,000 in her career.
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Four Huskies scored in double-figures led by Khayla Rooks and Keirra Collier who each had 15 points.
The Buckeyes were a bit sluggish for the second-straight game in the opening half and only led by six at the break. A 14-2 run midway through the third quarter opened up a gap but Washington responded with a 10-0 run of its own and early in the fourth, it was just a three-point game.
That’s when OSU went down-low to Mavunga. With 6:00 remaining, the OSU lead was 72-69 and Mavunga scored six of the next seven points for the Buckeyes which pushed the lead to 79-69 with 4:39 to go. Washington wouldn’t get closer than seven points the rest of the way.
For the game, Ohio State shot 46.4 percent but was a season-low 6-of-26 from beyond the arc. Washington made 10 three-pointers and out-rebounded OSU 46-40.
The Buckeyes head out on the road for the first time this season when they travel to Las Vegas for the Play4Kay Showcase next weekend. Ohio State will play Memphis on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET and then will play either DePaul or Florida Gulf Coast on Friday.