SEATTLE, WA — The Ohio State women’s basketball team is one win away from a trip to the Women’s Final Four after beating UConn, 73-61, Saturday afternoon in Seattle.
It is the first time the Buckeyes have advanced to the Elite Eight since 1993 and ends the Huskies record streak of reaching 14 straight Final Fours. That was the last time Ohio State made it to the Women’s Final Four where they lost to eventual champ, Texas Tech.
The Buckeyes forced Huskie 25 turnovers which led to 23 points.
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Centerville alum Cotie McMahon led Ohio State with 23 points while Jocy Sheldon added 17. Taylor Thierry scored 11 points for the Buckeyes.
They trailed UConn, 10-2, to start the game but ended the first quarter on a 6-0 run to trail 17-15.
Ohio State opened the second quarter scoring the first 11 points and led, 36-26, at halftime.
They maintained 10 point lead after three quarters, 54-44.
the Buckeyes began the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run to take a 64-46 lead. The Huskies scored nine unanswered points to cut the deficit in half, 64-55.
But McMahon’s three-point played end any chances of a UConn comeback.
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