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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State went to Lincoln and got a “Super” come-from-behind victory but it may have been overshadowed by some other big game played a couple hours later. Below is another look at some interesting nuggets from the Buckeyes’ 80-74 overtime win over the Cornhuskers.
Three Buckeyes recorded double-doubles in the game. The only other time that happened came in a 100-82 win over Iowa on Feb. 21, 2015.
Dorka Juhasz notched her fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and 13 rebounds to go along with a career-high five steals.
Aaliyah Patty had her third career double-double as she scored 12 points and pulled-down a career-high 12 rebounds. Her last three points came on an old-fashioned three-point play which fittingly followed a rebound and put-back. That play put the Buckeyes ahead for good in overtime.
Kierstan Bell registered her first collegiate double-double with 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. She also blocked a career-high four shots. Bell scored six points in the fourth quarter including the team’s last four points which pulled the Buckeyes even with a minute to play.
Living Right in OT
Sunday’s overtime victory was the second of the season for the Buckeyes who also won in overtime at Cincinnati in the second game of the season. This is the first time in program history that Ohio State has won two road overtime games in the same season.
Overall, the Buckeyes have won each of their last five overtime games with the last four all coming on the road.
The 15-point deficit was the largest deficit overcome in a win since the Buckeyes erased an 18-point fourth quarter deficit at Penn State on Jan. 17 of last year. Like Sunday, the Buckeyes also won that game in overtime.
Miller Getting Back to Form
Entering last week, junior guard Braxtin Miller had scored seven points and was 2-of-22 from the floor in the previous four games combined. However, the Buckeyes’ most experienced player turned it around last week and played two of her better games of the season.
She scored 15 points and canned a pair of threes vs. No. 17 Maryland on Thursday. Then against Nebraska on Sunday, Miller led the Buckeyes with 17 points, all of which game after halftime in the Buckeyes’ comeback. She hit the dagger three-pointer to put OSU up 78-74 with 34 seconds left in overtime. That was her third three-pointer of the game, matching her season-high.
The 64 rebounds Sunday for the Buckeyes tied the 2017-18 team that also had 64 rebounds in the season-opening 85-64 win over No. 10 Stanford on Nov. 10, 2017. That is the most rebounds in a single game for an Ohio State team since it joined the NCAA in 1981. The most rebounds in a game in school history is 78 in a 71-58 win over Western Michigan on Dec. 9, 1978.
Having a lot of rebounds in a game usually means two things: 1. You attacked the glass and 2. Neither team shot the ball very well. Both happened to be true on Sunday.
Nebraska ended up shooting 33.3 percent for the game after shooting 55.7 percent in the first half. The Cornhuskers were 6-of-38 shooting in the second half and overtime and the Buckeyes pulled down 30 of those misses.
On the other end, the Buckeyes shot 33.0 percent (29-of-88) but they grabbed 25 offensive rebounds and converted them to 20 points. Outside of 28 o-boards in the previously mentioned game vs. Stanford, the 25 offensive rebounds on Sunday were the most in a game since March of 2002.
88 Shot Attempts
Part of getting all those rebound chances is the ball was being shot frequently. Playing an extra five minutes also helped but the Buckeyes shot the ball 88 times on Sunday. That is the most attempts in a game since going 33-of-88 in a 92-50 win over Akron on Dec. 11, 1990. The Buckeyes were just three shots attempts shy of the school record of 91 which was also set in the 1978 season.