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Ohio State 84, Northwestern 54

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By JACOB BENGE
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Taylor Mikesell and Rebeka Mikulasikova each scored 18 points and No. 2 Ohio State beat Northwestern 84-54 to push its program-best, season-opening winning streak to 19 games.

The Buckeyes (19-0, 8-0 Big Ten) led wire to wire and closed the first quarter on a 10-1 run, with eight of the points from Mikesell. Ohio State led by 38 points in the fourth quarter and didn't allow Northwestern (6-12, 0-8) to come closer than nine points after the first two minutes of the second quarter.

Ohio State held a 14-point halftime advantage and pulled away after scoring a game-best 27 points in the third quarter. Mikesell scored 15 of her points in the first half and had three steals.

Paige Mott scored a career-high 16 points for Northwestern. Caroline Lau added 13 points.

BIG PICTURE

Northwestern: The Wildcats have lost seven in a row. Four of those losses have come against ranked opponents, including two to the Buckeyes.

Ohio State: Ohio State forced 19 turnovers, its most in nine games, and scored 25 points from those giveaways.

January 19, 2023


Northwestern
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
P. Mott F 28 6-10 4-7 0-0 0-3 1 0 1 0 4 16
C. Walsh F 15 1-8 1-2 0-3 1-3 0 0 0 4 1 3
S. Wood G 30 1-4 6-7 0-1 0-3 0 1 0 3 1 8
K. Rainey G 24 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 6 2 2
J. McWilliams G 23 0-6 1-2 0-1 0-4 1 0 1 3 2 1
C. Lau 22 5-9 2-4 1-2 1-5 2 0 0 0 2 13
J. Brown 18 1-7 0-0 0-2 0-2 1 0 0 0 1 2
H. Weaver 15 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 0 0 2 0 0 0
C. Shaw 13 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 2 3 1
A. Goodchild 7 2-3 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 5
M. Ademusayo 5 1-1 1-3 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 0 2 3
Totals   200 18-55
(.327)
16-27
(.593)
2-13
(.154)
8-37 7 1 6 19 19 54


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
R. Mikulasikova F 24 6-9 4-5 2-4 1-7 1 1 1 1 3 18
C. McMahon F 21 2-5 7-10 0-1 0-3 1 0 2 1 1 11
R. Harris G 30 2-7 3-3 1-4 2-5 6 0 3 3 1 8
T. Mikesell G 29 7-16 0-0 4-10 0-2 2 0 3 0 1 18
T. Thierry G 27 5-10 0-0 0-3 4-5 5 0 2 2 4 10
H. Bristow 27 3-8 1-3 0-2 1-8 1 1 3 2 2 7
E. Shumate 16 1-5 1-2 1-5 1-4 0 1 1 1 2 4
E. Walker 14 3-4 2-2 0-0 0-6 0 0 0 0 3 8
K. Henderson 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Costner 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Vres 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   200 29-65
(.446)
18-25
(.720)
8-30
(.267)
10-44 16 3 15 11 19 84


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