Despite holding a first-half lead, the Ohio State women’s basketball team could not hold off No. 23 Minnesota on Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center.
After allowing Michigan to put up triple-digits in their last outing, the Buckeyes’ defense came out to play, forcing 10 Minnesota turnovers in the first half. Despite six turnovers of its own, OSU (11-7, 3-3) finished the half leading Minnesota, 28-27.
But the Golden Gophers (15-2, 4-1) outscored the Buckeyes, 49-44, in the final 20 minutes en route to a 76-72 victory.
A 20-point first-half effort, including six-of-13 shooting from behind the arc, from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell helped the Buckeyes fend off a late… Read more