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COLUMBUS, Ohio. – Coming off a great defensive effort in the season-opener, the No. 15/14 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) forced 35 Boston College (1-2) turnovers and ran away with an 82-64 road victory on Sunday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Senior Rebeka Mikulasikova scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to notch her fourth-career double-double. Jacy Sheldon swiped 11 of the Buckeyes 20 steals which tied the single-game program record. Taylor Mikesell added 16 points while Sheldon had 14 points and Taylor Thierry had 10 points.
How it Happened
It was a slow start for each team in the first quarter. The Buckeyes shot just 38 percent and had six turnovers as they led just 17-16 after the first 10 minutes. Mikulasikova made both of her shots and had five points and two rebounds.
The second quarter was where the Buckeyes broke the game open. Trailing 22-21 with six minutes to go until halftime, a Mikesell three-pointer sparked a 16-0 Ohio State run. Mikesell and Rikki Harris each had five points in the run while Sheldon added four points and four steals during the spurt. Ultimately, the Buckeyes finished the final six minutes of the quarter on a 21-3 run to take full control into the locker room, leading 42-25.
The Buckeyes continued to dominate in the third, forcing 11 more turnovers and eventually ran the lead out to as many as 21 points. They made three three-pointers while Mikulasikova had 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the quarter.
In the fourth, Mikulasikova had back-to-back lay-ups as part of a 6-0 run and the Buckeyes would take their largest lead of the game at 72-47 with eight minutes to play. The lead would again hit 25 late in the fourth after a Sheldon jumper as BC closed the game with a mini-run in the waning moments to provide the final score.
Q1: Mikesell to Mikulasikova for a lay-in
Q1: Sheldon’s defensive presence in the opening quarter
Q2: Mikesell from long range
Q2: Beautiful fastbreak
Q2: Back-to-back steals and lay-ins
Q2: First half highlights
Q3: Mikulasikova with her 3rd three-pointer
Q4: Lay-up for Mikulasikova and a career-high 23 points
- Q1: Jacy Sheldon had four steals in the first quarter, leading to six points
- Q2: The Buckeyes went on a 16-0 run and would finish the quarter on a 21-3 run over the last six minutes to take control of the game
- Q3: Mikulasikova was 4-of-5 shooting, 2-of-2 from deep and 2-of-2 from the line for 12 of her career-high 23 points in the third quarter
- Q4: Madison Greene dished-out three assists in the fourth quarter. She finished the night with a career-high tying nine assists
- Sheldon tied Lisa Cline for the program’s single-game school record with 11 steals. Cline had 11 steals at UCLA on Dec. 30, 1988.
- Sophomore Taylor Thierry matched her career-high for the second-consecutive game, scoring 10 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals
- The Buckeyes forced 35 turnovers which were the most in a game by an opponent since Northwestern committed 35 on Feb. 21, 2001.
- Ohio State had 20 steals in the game. This was the 13th time in program history that the Buckeyes had 20 steals in a game and the first since having 22 steals in a win over Alabama State on Dec. 16, 2016.
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The Buckeyes are on the road for an in-state matchup at Ohio on Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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