The Ohio State women's basketball team earned a No. 5 seed in the Lexington Regional
Selection Show watch party at The Schott
The team arrived Wednesday for a public practice at Memorial Coliseum and press conferences on Thursday
After a tightly played first quarter, the Buckeyes began to take control just before the break, led by the guard tandem of Asia Doss and Sierra Calhoun.
No. 5 Ohio State 37 - No. 12 Western Kentucky 30
Kelsey Mitchell and Doss each scored 15 points, Shayla Cooper grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and Ohio State withstood a late charge from Western Kentucky to secure the seven-point victory.
No. 5 Ohio State 70 - No. 12 Western Kentucky 63
"When we needed it, our kids buckled down and made some winning plays that were ultimately the difference in the game." - Coach Kevin McGuff
Best Fans: Sea of Scarlet invades Big Blue Nation to watch the Buckeyes take on the Wildcats
Hot Start: Kelsey Mitchell hit a three just five seconds into the game, setting the tone for a high-octane first 20 minutes of basketball.
No. 5 Ohio State 46 - No. 4 Kentucky 31
Linnae Harper (UK transfer) poured in 12 points and hauled in 10 rebounds while dishing out eight assists, her third double-double of the season.
Triple Threat: Kelsey Mitchell became the Big Ten all-time three-point leader with 336 career makes.
No. 5 Ohio State 82 - No. 4 Kentucky 68
Up Next: No. 5 Buckeyes take on No. 1 Notre Dame in the Sweet 16 ... back in Lexington Friday.
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