February 20, 2021

Top 15 Showdown Sunday in Ann Arbor


#15/13 Ohio State at #11/11 Michigan
Feb. 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET
Ann Arbor, Mich. Crisler Arena
Watch: ESPN2
Listen: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Game Notes: Ohio State | Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When Ohio State and Michigan compete in any sport, it is a big deal. Sunday in Ann Arbor, it feels like a really big deal as the No. 15-ranked Buckeyes look for the season sweep against No. 11 Michigan. Ohio State won 81-77 in the team’s first meeting exactly one month ago. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. and ESPN2 will have the coverage.

  • Rivals Ohio State and Michigan are meeting for the 71st time overall on Sunday afternoon.
  • The Buckeyes have dominated the all-time series, leading 57-13 and have won the last three meetings.
  • As of late, the games have been close. REALLY close. Each of the last 10 meetings have been decided by nine points or fewer.
  • This is just the fourth meeting between Ohio State and Michigan when both teams have been ranked and one of the previous three was a month ago.
  • Ohio State is coming off a 100-point performance in its 100-85 win over Purdue on Thursday.
  • That was the team’s third 100-point game this season, marking the first time in the “non-Kelsey Mitchel era” that a team has had three 100-point games in the same season.
  • Michigan comes in following just its second loss of the season, a 70-65 setback at Indiana on Thursday night. Naz Hillmon leads the Wolverines in scoring and rebounding at 25.9 ppg and 11.7 rpg. No need to mention what she did against the Buckeyes in the first meeting.
  • Dorka Juhasz is riding a six-game double-double streak. That is the longest streak since Jantel Lavender did it a school-record 11 games in a row in 2008. Juhasz is also just 66 points away from 1,000 in her career.
  • Aaliyah Patty has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games, which marks the best scoring stretch of her career. She has also made five of her last nine three-point attempts.
  • Braxtin Miller is coming off the best shooting night of her career in terms of percentage as she was 6-of-8 from the floor to finish with 15 point. She is tied for the team lead with 26 steals and has had one in all but two games this season.
  • Freshman Kateri Poole made her first collegiate start on Thursday vs. Purdue in place of Madison Greene and she had a solid game, scoring nine points and dishing out a season-high seven assists.