No. 13 Ohio State women roll into Big Ten semis 82-57
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points, Stephanie Mavunga added 18 and No. 13 Ohio State cruised into the Big Ten Conference Tournament semifinals for the fifth straight year with an 82-57 quarterfinal win over Rutgers on Friday.
The top-seeded Buckeyes (26-6), who have won five straight, meet fourth-seeded Iowa in the first semifinal on Saturday night.
Mitchell hit a 3-pointer and Linnae Harper followed with a layup and Ohio State led 25-19 after one quarter. The Buckeyes closed the half with a 15-2 run for a 41-26 lead as the Scarlet Knights missed their last eight shots. Rutgers' shooting problems continued into the second half and the score was 69-33 after three quarters.
Sierra Calhoun added 14 points and Alexa Hart 10 for the Buckeyes.
Tyler Scaife led ninth-seeded Rutgers (20-12), which shot 32 percent, with 13 points.