December 29, 2021

Ohio State Set for New Year’s Eve Thriller at No. 9/7 Michigan


No. 25/25 Ohio State at No. 9/7 Michigan

Date: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

Venue: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Game: at No. 9/7 Michigan (12 p.m. ET) | Live Stats | BTN

Rosters: Ohio State | Michigan

Game Notes: Ohio State


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 25/25 Ohio State women’s basketball team (9-2, 1-1 Big Ten) resumes play following the holiday break with a New Year’s Eve rivalry matchup at No. 9/7 Michigan (11-1, 2-0 Big Ten). Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network (TV login required) and AM 1460.

Tickets for the 2021-22 season in Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center are now available. Fans can purchase mini planssingle-game tickets and group tickets. All group tickets must be bought in advance by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS and then selecting option two. Fans with ticketing questions should call the Ohio State Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS or email

  • Ohio State was selected 25th in the AP Poll released on Monday and 25th in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.
  • Ohio State wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 66-54 win at San Diego State on Dec. 21 before the holiday break.
  • The Buckeye defense limited the Aztecs to shooting 32.2 percent from the floor and 23.1 percent from behind the arc as OSU forced multiple scoring droughts.
  • Jacy Sheldon led a trio of double-figure scorers on the OSU side with a game-high 19 points. Braxtin Miller tied her season-high 16 points, including a buzzer-beating half-court shot to end the third, while Taylor Mikesell totaled 15 points.
  • Michigan enters the game with an 11-1 overall record and a perfect 2-0 in Big Ten games. The Wolverines saw their final non-conference game canceled after a huge overtime win against No. 5 Baylor on Dec. 19.
  • The Wolverines beat Wisconsin by a 93-81 mark to open conference play on Dec. 9 and followed that with a 73-61 victory against Minnesota on Dec. 12.
  • Naz Hillmon leads Michigan in scoring (20.2 ppg) and on the boards (8.6 rpg), while Leigha Brown also averages double figures (14.6 ppg).
  • Ohio State leads 57-14 in the all-time series against Michigan and is 25-9 when facing the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. The teams split last season’s series with each team winning on its home court.