Ohio State won by 62 points, the largest margin of victory for the Buckeyes since Ohio State defeated Ohio University 107-37 on Dec. 1, 2004.
Ohio State has not lost a game in the Buckeye Classic in the Jim Foster era, going 9-0. They will go for their seventh-straight Buckeye Classic title Sunday against No. 24 Auburn.
This is the fewest points allowed by a Jim Foster led Ohio State team. The 26-point total for Colgate is the lowest for an Ohio State opponent since 1972-73 season when Ohio Northern scored 21 against the Buckeyes.
The Raiders were held to just eight field goals, the lowest total in the history of the Buckeye Classic. Colgate’s 26 point is also a record low for the Buckeye Classic.
Ohio State held Colgate to 22.7 percent (5-22) shooting in the first half and opened up a 42-13 lead. The Raiders were held to just three second half field goals en route to an 8-of-43 (18.6 percent) shooting day. This is the lowest shoot percentage ever for an Ohio State opponent.
Shavelle Little set a career-high with seven assists. Little broke her pervious career-best in the first half with six helpers.
The Buckeyes have won their last 13 games in the Buckeyes Classic. This is also the 92nd win for Ohio State in its last 104 games.
The Buckeyes are now 80-6 all-time at home in the Jim Foster era and 53-2 in the last three-plus seasons.
The Buckeyes opened the game on a 26-5 run over the first 7:58 of the game. The run was spearheaded by Marscilla Packer, who connected on her first four 3-point attempts. Ohio State held the Red Raiders without a basket for the first 4:41 of the game.
The Scarlet and Gray have scored 40-points or more in their last three consecutive halves.
The Buckeyes didn’t allow a single Colgate player to score in double-figures. This is the second-consecutive game Ohio State has not allowed a player in double figures.
Ohio State posted three players in double figures, led by Marscilla Packer who scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting including five 3-point field goals. Star Allen (13) and Jantel Lavender (10) also finished in double digits.
With her 13-point day Star Allen is averaging 14.0 ppg since being inserted into the starting lineup at Boston.
Ohio State was once again sharp behind the arc going 12-26 (45.7 percent) from 3-point land.