GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Rutgers 71, Ohio State 63


Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Arella Guirantes scored a career-high 20 points with 10 rebounds, Tyia Singleton earned her first career double-double, and No. 24 Rutgers beat 22nd-ranked Ohio State 71-63.

With the win, Rutgers secures the Big Ten's No. 3 seed to the conference tournament which starts next week. It's Rutgers' highest regular season conference finish since joining the Big Ten in 2014.

Singleton scored 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots. Tekia Mack added 11 points for the Scarlet Knights (14-3, 10-3), who won their ninth straight.

Braxtin Miller scored 19 points and Jacy Sheldon 15 for Ohio State (13-7, 9-7). Miller's jumper 25 seconds in gave the Buckeyes their only lead. Rutgers built a 21-9 advantage and the Buckeyes never got within six points the rest of the way.

The Buckeyes' season comes to an end due to a self-imposed - but NCAA-recommended - postseason ban as a result of recruiting violations by a former assistant coach.

The Big Ten Conference tournament will be held in Indianapolis with the 12th and 13th seeds to square off on Tuesday.

The Scarlet Knights earned a top-four seed and won't play again until March 11 in the quarterfinals.

March 5, 2021


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Patty F 35 4-11 1-1 0-0 1-6 1 2 1 1 3 9
D. Juhasz F 29 4-8 0-0 0-1 3-8 1 0 2 1 0 8
J. Sheldon G 40 4-13 5-6 2-5 1-5 3 0 3 3 4 15
B. Miller G 38 5-12 7-9 2-3 3-8 4 0 1 3 3 19
K. Poole G 29 1-12 5-8 0-5 0-1 2 0 1 2 4 7
T. Beacham 16 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 3 4
R. Harris 11 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-2 1 0 0 0 0 1
G. Hutcherson 2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 20-63
(.317)
19-26
(.731)
4-15
(.267)
15-39 12 2 8 11 17 63


Rutgers
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Singleton F 38 8-9 2-2 0-0 7-13 0 6 1 0 5 18
M. Gilles F 36 2-11 2-4 0-5 1-5 2 2 1 3 1 6
T. Mack G 39 4-10 3-6 0-3 2-5 4 2 1 3 3 11
A. Guirantes G 36 7-19 5-5 1-5 2-10 4 2 1 5 4 20
D. Johnson G 34 3-11 2-2 0-6 1-4 3 0 3 1 2 8
L. Martino 10 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-2 0 0 1 0 1 6
Z. Broughton 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   199 27-64
(.422)
14-19
(.737)
3-21
(.143)
15-44 13 12 8 13 17 71



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