POSTGAME NOTES: #5 Ohio State 90, Rutgers 78

Jan. 10, 2016

Recap |  Final Stats

OHIO STATE INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Kelsey Mitchell scored a game-high tying 31 points, marking her third game this season with 30 or more points and the 10th of her career
  • Mitchell dished-out a season-high six assists for the fifth time this season
  • Mitchell and Ameryst Alston each scored 20 or more points for the ninth time this season. The Buckeyes are 8-1 this year when that happens and 18-3 over the last year and a half
  • Alston tied a career-high with five steals
  • Over the last eight games, Alexa Hart is shooting 72.9 percent (51-of-70) from the floor
  • Lisa Blair is 6-0 as a starter this year and 6-1 as a starter in her career

OHIO STATE TEAM NOTES

  • Ohio State has won a season-high eight games in a row
  • The 4-0 start in the B1G is the best for the Buckeyes since starting 8-0 in the 2009-10 season
  • The Buckeyes have won both B1G meetings with Rutgers
  • Ohio State improves to 63-11 as a top-5 ranked team
  • Rutgers came into the game allowing a B1G leading 52.7 ppg but allowed a season-high 90 points to the Buckeyes. The Scarlet Knights’ previous season-high for points allowed with 77 to Seton Hall on Nov. 16
  • Ohio State forced 18 turnovers which was the most for Rutgers in its last eight games
  • The 18 forced turnovers give the Buckeyes 75 in the first four B1G games which is an average of 18.75 per game
  • The Buckeyes have won the battle in the paint in each of the last 10 games, topping Rutgers 36-30 inside on Sunday
  • Ohio State scored 90 points for the seventh time this season and is now a perfect 7-0 in those games
  • Ohio State shot 84.6 percent (11-of-13) in the third quarter, marking its best shooting percentage for a quarter this season. The Buckeyes made their final nine shots of the quarter.
  • The Buckeyes shot over 50 percent (51.7%) for the eighth time this season, improving to 7-1 on the year
  • Ohio State had a season-high 24 fast break points compared to just eight for Rutgers
  • The Buckeyes have made a three-point field goal in 92-straight games