No. 14 Ohio State Beats Penn State for Sixth Straight Win

Feb. 1, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State won its sixth straight game on Wednesday, taking down Big Ten foe Penn State 87-72. The Buckeyes are now riding their longest winning streak of the season.

Kelsey Mitchell led the team in points yet again with 23, but OSU as a whole shot well from the floor, making almost half of its shots (49.2 percent). Sierra Calhoun had a great night shooting the ball, scoring 17 points and making five of her six attempts from beyond the three point arc. Stephanie Mavunga added 11 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season.


 

 

Mitchell knocked down four three-pointers tonight, moving her into fourth on the Big Ten's all-time career list. She passed Iowa's Melissa Dixon with her third trey of the game.

Though tonight marked the second time in three games that Ohio State was outrebounded in a winning effort, the way its shots were falling made the bigger difference. OSU made 10 of its first 15 shots to take a 26-15 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime with a 15 point lead. Both teams scored 24 points in the third frame and 19 in the fourth, giving Ohio State a 15 point victory when the clock hit zeroes.

Penn State's Teniya Page led all scorers with 32 points tonight, a scoring performance fueled by a perfect 10-for-10 night at the free throw line.

The Buckeyes' next game is this Saturday, Feb. 4 at Wisconsin. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and will be televised on BTN.

Game Notes

  • Ohio State’s six game win streak is the longest of the season
  • The Buckeyes have won five straight games in the series with Penn State
  • In each of the last four games the Buckeyes have scored 87 or more points
  • Kelsey Mitchell has scored 2,332 career points and is currently the third all-time leading scoring in OSU history. She also moves to seventh all-time in Big Ten history.
  • Mitchell has scored 22 or more points in each of the last four games
  • Mitchell is also the school’s all-time three point leader with 342 career three-pointers and is now fourth all-time in Big Ten history
  • Stephanie Mavunga has grabbed 11 or more rebounds in 13 games this season
  • Mavunga has recorded a new team-best ten double-doubles this season
  • Sierra Calhoun made a career-high tying five three-pointers and matched her season-best by going 5-of-6 from long range.
  • Calhoun’s 17 points were her most since scoring 19 in the win over Syracuse on Nov. 26, 2016.