Dec. 19, 2001
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three-point shooting specialist DiDi Reynolds (Jr., Portage, Ohio/Hopewell-Loudon) steered Ohio State to an 88-79 overtime win at Virginia Tuesday night in Charlottesville. The victory is the second straight for the Buckeyes, 4-6 overall, and marks their first on the road this season. Virginia dropped to 5-4.
Reynolds’ “zone-like” performance began at the close of the first half, drilling a 40-foot triple off the left side just before the halftime buzzer, to close OSU’s deficit to single digits, 37-30, heading into the locker room.
A three-pointer by Cavalier guard Telisha Quarles with 8:34 remaining in the game allowed UVA a 59-49 lead.
Forward Courtney Coleman (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Hughes) fueled the Buckeyes with seven points in a 19-10 rally that pulled Ohio State within a point of the lead, 69-68, with 38.3 seconds on the clock. Coleman, who fouled out on the ensuing trip down the floor, and Charisse Crews (Fr., Urbancrest, Ohio/Grove City) sent two opponents to the line who converted 2-of-4 free throws to lead 71-68 with 5.8 seconds on the clock.
With the clock running, Reynolds launched a 26-footer to send the game into overtime where the Buckeyes dominated 17-8 for the win.
All five starters for Ohio State finished in double figures. Reynolds, who shot 80 percent from the floor, scored a game- and career-high 26 points, connecting on 4-of-5 three-point goals. Coleman finished with 15 points, D’wan Shackleford (Jr., Newark, Ohio/Newark) 14, Lauren Shenk (Sr., Minster, Ohio/Minster) 13 and Tomeka Brown (Columbus, Ohio/Marion Franklin) 12. Coleman and Shackleford all players with eight rebounds each. Center Brandi Teamer led Virginia with 19 points.
The Buckeyes return to action Thursday, hosting the Sacred Heart Pioneers at 7 p.m. in Value City Arena.