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Ohio State Upsets Maryland 80-71 in Big Ten Women’s Basketball

The Ohio State Buckeyes ladies hoops team scored a solid upset on Saturday, as the 9th ranked ladies won on the road, topping number six Maryland 80-71.

Kelsey Mitchell scored 28 points and Alexa Hart added in the win for Ohio State, who handed Maryland their first loss in Big Ten play since joining the conference just a season ago.

Mitchell, the second-leading scorer in the country, shot 9 for 16 for the Buckeyes in the win.

The Buckeyes improve to 10-3 overall, 2-0 in Big Ben play. It was their sixth straight win, and it avenges their loss to Maryland in last year’s Big Ten title game.

Maryland is now 12-1, 1-1 in Big Ten play. They got 20 from Brene Moseley and 16 from Shatori Walker-Kimbrough in the loss. Ohio State forced 20 turnovers in the win, and outscored the Terps 15-7 at the free throw line.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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