November 22, 2017

OSU Heads West for Play4Kay Showcase


Nov. 22, 2017

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#9/8 Ohio State at Play4Kay Showcase


November 23-25, 2017


6:00 p.m. ET Thursday | 3:30 p.m. ET or 8:30 p.m. ET Friday


Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, Nev.

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The Buckeyes head out on the road for the first time as they will take part in the Play4Kay Showcase this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. OSU opens the tournament against Memphis on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.


  • The Buckeyes head out on the road for the first time this season when it plays in the Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • OSU opens the tournament against Memphis on Thursday and then will play either DePaul or Florida Gulf Coast. The potential is there for a rematch with No. 14 Stanford.
  • Kelsey Mitchell is third in the country in scoring at 26.2 ppg and leads the country with 24 three-pointers made.
  • Mitchell is just six three-pointers away from tying Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn for the most in NCAA history. Mosqueda-Lewis holds the record at 398.
  • Stephanie Mavunga is one of six players tied for the lead nationally with four double-doubles this season. She is averaging 13.4 points and 13.8 rebounds.
  • Mavunga has swatted 14 shots which is tied for fifth nationally.
  • 5-8 guard Linnae Harper is averaging 17.8 points and 11.0 rebounds over the first three games. She had a career average of 4.9 rpg coming into the season.
  • Harper and Mavunga are the only pair of teammates in the country to each have at least three double-doubles.
  • Alexa Hart enters the weekend just nine points shy of 1,000 for her career.
  • Head coach Kevin McGuff is one win away from his 100th as Buckeye head coach.
  • OSU is averaging 10.6 three-point field goal makes per game which is 10th in the country. The Buckeyes second round opponent this weekend, DePaul and FGCU are 1-2 nationally at 14.8 and 13.8, respectively.
  • The Buckeyes were picked to win the Big Ten this season by both the media and the conference’s head coaches.
  • Mavunga and Mitchell were both named to the preseason All-Big Ten Team while Mitchell was named the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.


Buckeyes vs. Play4Kay Field

  • Ohio State opens the tournament against Memphis and that will be the first meeting between the two programs.
  • The second round game will be against DePaul or Florida Gulf Coast. OSU is 4-2 all-time against DePaul but the most recent meeting was in 2001.
  • Ohio State and FGCU are a little more familiar, having met twice in the last three years. Both meetings came at Thanksgiving Weekend tournaments and both resulted in OSU wins. The first was a 90-83 double-overtime win in 2014 at the Paradise Jam. The second was a 79-66 victory last year at the Gulf Coast Showcase.
  • If the seeds hold true in the tournament, Ohio State and Stanford could potentially meet for the second time this month in the championship game.