WBB: Buckeyes Shock #2 Louisville at Home in B1G/ACC Challenge 67-60

OSU 67, Louisville 60 Photo courtesy of OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Yup, I wrote it yesterday morning, ” The Buckeyes return home after a trip to Vegas and the South Point Invitational, went 1(Northern Iowa W on Saturday) and 1(South Dakota loss on Friday) and have been on a roller coaster early on just due to their youth.”

The Buckeyes(5-3) and the #2 Cardinals(8-1) traded punches early and often and made it clear it was going to be an evenly paced game. Head Coach Kevin McGuff’s game plan early on was the same as against UCONN and it was working. The difference on this night was that shots were falling for the Buckeyes.

The shooting would prove to be the difference as the Cardinals led in every statistical category, especially points off of turnovers. The young Buckeyes have struggled early this season with taking care of the ball. In the third period they played even with their counterparts in the turnover category and made Louisville take some bad shots.

The Buckeyes shot almost 50%(48.8%) overall for the game but they held Louisville to 36.9% for the night and the biggest difference was the turnaround during the second and third periods. The Buckeyes shot well during this stretch and it was enough to win the game. (44.4% to 35.3% and 53.8% to 35.7% respectively). Some clutch shooting at the FT line finished off the Cardinals as the Buckeyes were 19 of 23 for 83%.

Dorka Juhasz continues to be the leader of this team in scoring with 15 points, Frosh Kiersten Bell had 14 points, 6 rebounds and was Miss Clutch from the FT line making her 5 she took. Sophomore Janai Crooms and Frosh Rebeka Mikulasikova chipped in with 11 points a piece.

Post Game interviews via Ohio State Buckeyes official web site.

The Buckeyes stay home for their next contest with Radford from the Big South on Sunday at 2PM.

The next String Ting episode should be a jolly episode!

Women’s B1G/ACC Challenge presents #2 Louisville in The Schott

It’s been the toughest schedule of any team in America by a long shot and the Buckeyes(4-3) get to take on #2 Louisville(8-0). The Cardinals are coming off a huge win against #1 Oregon at Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands 72-62.

The Buckeyes return home after a trip to Vegas and the South Point and went 1(Northern Iowa W on Saturday) and 1(South Dakota loss on Friday) and have been on a roller coaster early on just due to their youth.

The Buckeyes are currently running ten deep in their games as head coach Kevin McGuff(Happy belated Birthday) is developing plenty of opportunities for his young team. According to OhioStateBuckeyes.com he has 6 players averaging between 10.2 and 7.7 ppg and all ten players have played at-least 12 minutes a game.

Sophomore forward Dorka Juhasz leads all players averaging 26 minutes per game and continues to lead the team in scoring and rebounding at 10.2 ppg and 8.5 rpg.

Tip-off is at 8pm and is being broadcast on BTN or radio via the tune-in app.

Nov. 10vs. ValparaisoW, 89-38
Nov. 13at CincinnatiW, 78-73 (OT)
Nov. 17OhioL, 68-74
Nov. 21at Kent StateW, 75-65
Nov. 24#4 UConnL, 62-73
Nov. 29vs. South DakotaL, 52-68
Nov. 30vs. Northern IowaW, 64-46

Ohio State WBB Podcast #StringTing Comes to MOTSAG

@wvabuckeye and @Charles_BBC are bringing one of the better podcasts to the (Wo)Men of the Scarlet and Gray this winter and bringing some back up @ohiostatescott to talk Ohio State Women’s basketball each week. @ShannonCFB returns as the wrangler of the cattle so to speak.

Looking forward to kicking the season off with a preview featuring the head coach Kevin McGuff. Premier date coming soon!


Ohio State WBB: Buckeyes Clobber First In-State Foe(Exhibition) Urbana

The Buckeyes will face four in-state teams in the early goings of the season which should prove to be some pretty good basketball down the road against UC, Ohio and kent State. Urbana came to Value City Arena on Sunday so that Kevin McGuffs women could try out their top 5 recruiting classes frosh to see how things will mesh.

The early results are in and those frosh combined for 90 of the 131 points scored in the affair. Jacy Sheldon and Kierstan Bell led the team with 25 points apiece while Kaelynn Satterfield added 22 points.

Aaliyah Patty had the lone double-double in the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds and soph Dorka Juhasz scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Janai Crooms chipped-in with 14 points and eight assists.

The Buckeyes will open the regular season next Sunday vs. Valparaiso, This will be just the second meeting all time between. The game will tip at 2 p.m. and will be played at Wittenberg University in Springfield as a part of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.