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Columbus, Ohio – 3/4 The Ohio Buckeyes (11-0, 2-0 B1G) defeated UAlbany (6-7) by a margin of 82-57 on Friday at Princess Night at Value City Arena.
Cotie McMahon kicked things off quickly with the Buckeyes’ first nine points as OSU led 21-12 after the first quarter. UAlbany responded in the second quarter to take the lead midway through the quarter, but OSU took the lead 34-31 at halftime. Ohio State went on the offensive and in the second half he outscored UAbany he 48-27.
how it happened
Coty McMahon opened the scoring on a three-point play to score Ohio State’s first nine points, giving the Buckeyes a 9-2 lead with 6:30 to play and forcing a timeout for U Albany. The Buckeyes took a 21–12 lead after 10 minutes of play with points from Ricky Harris, Taylor Thierry and Eboni Walker.
U Albany scored the first eight points of the second quarter to cut the Buckeye lead to 1 at 21-20 and took a 25-24 lead with 6:14 to play in the first half. Taylor Mikesell started his 8-0 run for the Buckeyes, tying the game at 27 midway through the quarter. Ohio State led him 34-31 and entered his locker room.
The Buckeyes outscored the Great Danes 25-12 in the third quarter and did not allow more than one unanswered basket by UAlbany throughout the quarter. Ohio State used his 6-0 runs in two sets to put him ahead 59-43 after 30 minutes of play.
OSU used an 11-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to win the game by a margin of 82-57 against the 23rd-14th quarter despite UAbany scoring the last five points .
- The Buckeye defense has forced at least 20 turnovers in all 11 games this season.
- It was the ninth time this season that Ohio State has 10 total stolen bases.
- Cotie McMahon achieved double digits for the first time in the game. She achieved in the first quarter, and she recorded her 10-plus points for the fifth time this season. Scored a career-high 24 points.
- Taylor Mikesell has scored 13 points in double figures in each of the Buckeyes’ first 11 games.
- Madison Green hit double figures for the sixth time this season and amassed a total of 11 points.
- Q1: Ohio State hit 56% off the floor and forced six turnovers.
- Q3: The Buckeyes responded that they shot 58% from the floor after a slow second quarter.
- Q4: Ohio State also shot above 50% in the fourth quarter, finishing 57.1% off the bottom of the quarter.
what they said
- Head Coach Kevin McGuff: “I spoke to them at halftime and said. [UAlbany] We are more committed to doing good attacks than we are to committing to anything. Unless that changes, the game will never be what we want it to be. In the second half, the press came out full of energy.I think it was really rough [UAlbany] and wore them. On the half court, I was able to get through screens better, be more active and rebound better. All these things. ”
- Freshman forward Coty McMahon: “When I first came here and started playing, I was just attacking and going. You can see and kick it. I feel like I stepped it up in my game tonight and showed it on the floor.”
- Red Shirt Junior Guard Madison Green: “[Cotie McMahon] I’m so proud to see her grow so much as a player and see how much better she’s gotten. She is more confident and continues to be aggressive.she with her [Taylor Thierry] Both of them are my favorite players because they are very aggressive and once you give them the ball you know they will finish. ”
Ohio moves to the San Diego Invitational next week. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play -/RV South Florida on Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET. OSU then plays No. 21/22 Arkansas or No. 16/15 Oregon on Wednesday.
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