Northwestern women upset No. 5 Ohio State 86-82
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Maggie Lyon scored 24 points, Nia Coffey added 23 and Northwestern upset No. 5 Ohio State 86-82 on Thursday night.
Northwestern forced 16 turnovers and scored 23 points off the Buckeyes' miscues in leading all the way.
Freshman Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Northwestern (13-4, 2-3 Big Ten). The Wildcats had lost two straight and four of six to fall out of the Top 25.
Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State (12-4, 4-1) with 28 points, and Ameryst Alston and Alexa Hart each had 12. The Buckeyes had won eight in a row.
Northwestern led 48-30 at the half, with Lyon hitting four of her five 3-point attempts. That helped negate Ohio State's full-court press, and allowed the Wildcats to work the ball inside, where Coffey scored 17 first-half points.