November 14, 2017

PREVIEW: No. 9/8 Ohio State vs. Idaho


Nov. 14, 2017

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#9/8 Ohio State vs. Idaho


November 15, 2017


7 p.m. ET


Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

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Ohio State | Idaho | Big Ten

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After starting the season at two different venues in Columbus, the Buckeyes return to Value City Arena for three games in five days and it begins with Idaho on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen online at BTN2Go.


  • Ohio State played a pair of top-10 teams in the season’s opening weekend and came away with a split of the two games.
  • The Buckeyes beat No. 10 Stanford 85-64 On Nov. 10 in St. John Arena and then were bested by No. 9 Louisville 95-90 in overtime on Nov. 12.
  • Stephanie Mavunga a single-game OSU record grabbed 26 rebounds to go along with 17 points in the win over Stanford. Kelsey Mitchell also scored 30 points and moved past OSU legend Katie Smith in second place on the all-time OSU scoring list.
  • The game against Louisville was a back and forth battle between two good teams. UL’s Asia Durr scored a school-record 47 points which was enough to nip Mitchell and Buckeyes. Mitchell made seven three-pointers and finished with 26 points.


  • Senior Asia Doss made a career-high five three-pointers against Louisville and finished with a career-high 19 points.
  • 5-8 guard Linnae Harper averaged 18 points and nine rebounds in the first two games.
  • This was just the second time in school history the Buckeyes opened a season against back-to-back top-10 teams. They also played No. 2 South Carolina and No. 1 UConn in the opening two games in 2015.
  • 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.
  • The Buckeyes began the season ranked No. 5 in the AP poll, which marked just the third time OSU started the season ranked in the top-5.



  • Idaho opened the season with an 83-69 victory on the road at Colorado State on Nov. 10.
  • Taylor Pierce led four Vandals in double-figures with 24 points. She made seven three-pointers in the game.
  • As a team, the Vandals made 18-of-36 shots from long range. The Buckeyes averaged 13 three-pointers over the first two games.
  • Idaho used a 21-0 run to pull away from CSU.
  • The Vandals return their three top-producers from a year ago. Mikayla Ferenz, Geraldine McCorkell and Pierce make up the core of the Vandal lineup.
  • Head coach Jon Newlee has a 151-136 record in this his 10th season at the helm.


1 win from 1,000

  • Ohio State is the winningest program in the Big Ten and is just one win from 1,000.
  • The next nearest team in terms of wins in the Big Ten is Maryland at 947.
  • Overall, Ohio State is 999-428 for a .700 winning percentage.