February 1, 2023

Ohio State Reaches 20 Wins with 90-67 Victory at Wisconsin


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MADISON, Wis. – The No. 10/10 Ohio State Buckeyes (20-3, 9-3 B1G) beat Wisconsin (7-16, 2-9 B1G) by a 90-67 margin on Wednesday night in Madison.

Ohio State got off to a quick start, building a 29-14 lead after 10 minutes. In the second quarter, Wisconsin had the slight advantage as the teams went back and forth with the Buckeyes leading 45-34 at halftime. The Badgers cut the Buckeyes’ lead down to one point in the third quarter before OSU ended the quarter on a 20-8 run to lead 70-57 after 30 minutes. The Buckeyes extended their lead to begin the fourth quarter and capped scoring at 90-67.

Taylor Mikesell recorded her 1,000th point as a Buckeye and finished the game with 21 points. Taylor Thierry was the first to reach double figures, doing so for the 17th time this season and finishing with a career-high 25 points. Cotie McMahon reached double figures for the 15th time this season and totaled 19 points.

How it Happened

Mikesell made a three-pointer on the opening possession. Each team followed with a pair of baskets and traded the lead before a Thierry layup gave the Buckeyes a 12-9 lead midway through the quarter. Ohio State ended the quarter on a 15-3 run, taking a 29-14 lead after 10 minutes.

The teams traded points to begin the second quarter as Ohio State held the 34-23 advantage with 6:42 to play in the quarter. Four different Buckeyes scored down the stretch as OSU led by a 45-34 margin at halftime.

Wisconsin scored the first five points of the third quarter to cut Ohio State’s lead to 45-39 with 8:42 remaining in the quarter, forcing an OSU timeout. The Badgers trimmed their deficit to one at 50-49 before back-to-back three-point plays from Thierry gave the Buckeyes a 56-49 lead midway through the quarter. Scoring was capped with Mikesell’s 1,000th Buckeye point with OSU ahead 70-57 after 30 minutes.

Ohio State began the fourth quarter with a 12-6 run to extend its lead to 82-63 with 4:50 to play. The Buckeyes scored the final six points, capping scoring on a layup from Kaia Henderson.


Q1: Taylor Mikesell three-pointer

Q1: Taylor Thierry driving layup

Q1: Emma Shumate three-pointer

Q2: Cotie McMahon driving layup

Q3: Cotie McMahon and-one

Q3: Taylor Thierry and-one

Q3: Cotie McMahon pass

Q3: Taylor Mikesell 1,000th point as a Buckeye

Q4: Taylor Thierry three-pointer

Game Notes

  • This is the 15th time the Buckeye defense has forced at least 20 turnovers, forcing 21 Wisconsin turnovers.
  • Taylor Mikesell scored in double figures for the 22nd time this season, reaching the mark before halftime. Mikesell tallied her 1,000th point in an Ohio State uniform to end the third quarter. She finished the game with 21 points, her seventh 20-point game this season.
  • Taylor Thierry was the first in the game to reach double figures, doing so in the second quarter and for the 17th time this season. She finished with a career-high 25 points, her fourth time surpassing the 20-point plateau this season.
  • Cotie McMahon recorded her 15th double-figure game of the season, finishing with 19 points.
  • Q1: Ohio State shot 12-of-22 (.545) from the floor and 4-of-9 (.444) from three-point range in the quarter, also forcing nine Wisconsin turnovers.
  • Q3: The Buckeyes were 8-of-13 (.615) from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line.

Up Next

Ohio State travels to No. 8/9 Maryland on Sunday for a 4 p.m. tip. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

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