No. 14 Ohio St. women earn top seed; Mitchell passes Griner
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points to become the No. 3 scorer in NCAA history and the nation’s leading double-double duo, Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper, did it again as No. 14 Ohio State rolled past Penn State 89-64 Sunday to clinch the outright Big Ten regular-season title and the No. 1 seed to the conference tournament.
Mitchell’s 3,286 career points moved her past former Baylor star Brittney Griner (3,283). Mavunga had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Harper 17 points and 10 boards for Mavunga’s 15th double-double this season and 53rd in her career and Harper’s 12th this season and 22nd overall.
The Buckeyes (24-6, 13-3) led early on and by 15 at halftime. The lead reached 26 points after three quarters to a high of 38 in the fourth.
Teniya Page scored 19 points and Jaida Travascio-Green 17 for the Lady Lions (15-14, 6-10), who will be the 11th seed in the conference tournament in Indianapolis and play 14th-seed Illinois in Wednesday’s first round while the Buckeyes get a bye to Friday’s quarterfinals.