COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dorka Juhasz had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jacy Sheldon added 19 points with seven assists and No. 15 Ohio State beat Purdue 100-85 on Thursday.
Ohio State scored 23-plus points in every quarter to reach the century mark for the third time this season — first in conference play. The Buckeyes took control during a 26-13 second quarter that included an 18-0 run, and cruised in the fourth by making 10 straight field goals to build a 99-74 lead with 3:40 left.
Braxtin Miller scored 15 points and Aaliyah Patty added 12 for Ohio State (13-3, 9-3 Big Ten), which is 10-0 at home. Freshman Kateri Poole made her first start in place of Madison Greene, 13.4 points per game, who did not play. Poole was the only Buckeye starter not in double figures, but she finished with nine points, seven assists and just one turnover.
Ohio State shot 58.2% from the field, including 10 of 19 from 3-point range. Purdue wasn’t far behind at 55.2%, but turned it over 14 times and attempted just three free throws compared to 12 of 16 for Ohio State.
Fatou Diagne had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Brooke Moore added 18 points for Purdue (6-12, 3-11), which has lost six straight. Madison Layden scored 13 points and Rokia Doumbia 10.
Ohio State is scheduled to play Naz Hillmon and No. 11 Michigan on Sunday. In the first meeting this season on Jan. 21, Hillmon broke Michigan’s program scoring record — for men or women — by making 20 of 30 field goals and 10 of 14 free throws to reach the half-century mark.
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