No. 12 Ohio State women top Nebraska in Big Ten opener

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell tossed in 25 points and Linnae Harper added 14 points and eight rebounds as No. 12 Ohio State opened Big Ten Conference play with a 73-61 victory over Nebraska on Thursday night.

Sierra Calhoun scored 13 and has made at least three 3-pointers in five straight games, while Stephanie Mavunga snared 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes (12-2), who held Nebraska to one free throw over the final 3:54 of the second quarter to take a 34-24 lead at halftime. Asia Doss had a career-high seven steals for OSU.

Maddie Simon and Kate Cain scored 14 apiece to pace the Cornhuskers (9-5). Simon added six boards and four assists and Cain grabbed eight rebounds. Hannah Whitish totaled 12 points, five rebounds and four assists for Nebraska, but she also had six of the Cornhuskers' 23 turnovers.

Mitchell and Calhoun scored seven apiece as the Buckeyes shot 56 percent from the floor in the third period to open up a 57-40 lead. Mitchell needs two points to pass Penn State's Kelly Mezzante for second place on the Big Ten career scoring list. Ohio State beat Nebraska for the fifth straight time and has won five in a row on the season.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

CollegeNational Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast