Postgame Notes: Ohio State-Maryland
March 4, 2018

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Ohio State

  • Ohio State wins their sixth Big Ten Tournament title and first since 2011.
  • Ohio State won their 43rd Big Ten Tournament game, which sets a Big Ten Tournament record for total wins. Their overall record is 43-19.
  • Ohio State outscored Maryland 27-9 in the second quarter and held Maryland without a field goal for a period of 3:40. The Buckeyes went on an 22-5 run during the second quarter. The Buckeyes shot 12-of-21 (57.1 percent) from the field in the second quarter.
  • Kelsey Mitchell scored 25 points. Mitchell now has 3,363 career points, which ranks third on the NCAA career scoring list. Mitchell is 30 points from moving into second on the list.
  • Mitchell added five 3-point field goals to increase her NCAA record to 490 career 3-pointers. Mitchell is seven 3-pointers away from breaking the NCAA single season record.
  • Linnae Harper posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. It is her 12th double-double of the season and 23rd career double-double.
  • Stephanie Mavunga scored 15 points and 12 rebounds. It is her 16th double-double of the season and 55th of her career.
  • Mavunga averaged 19.6 points per game and 12.6 rebounds for the tournament and shot 24-of-32 (75 percent) from the field in the tournament.
  • Mavunga scored eight of the Buckeyes first 11 points in the second half.

Big Ten Tournament Notes

  • Ohio State wins their sixth Big Ten Tournament title and first since 2011.
  • Ohio State won their 43rd Big Ten Tournament game, which sets a Big Ten Tournament record for total wins.
  • Ohio State is the first team to beat Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament. Maryland came into the game 11-0.
  • Kelsey Mitchell scored 25 points and set a new Big Ten Tournament career scoring record of 265 points (10 games). The previous record was 257 set by Ohio State alum Jantel Lavender from 2008-11 in 10 games.
  • The five 3-pointers by Mitchell and Kristen Confroy (Maryland) tie a Big Ten Tournament Championship Game record for 3-pointers.
  • Stephanie Mavunga recorded 12 rebounds and finished with 39 rebounds for the tournament, the third highest total in Big Ten Tournament history.
  • Mitchell averaged 25.7 points per game in the 2018 Big Ten Tournament. Stephanie Mavunga averaged 19.6 points and 12.6 rebounds in the 2018 Big Ten Tournament.
  • Mavunga shot 24-of-32 (.750) from the field in the entire tournament, which is the fourth best field goal percentage for the tournament.

Maryland

  • Seven players out of the eight that touched the court scored points in the first quarter. The 22 points in the first quarter was the most scored by Maryland in any quarter during this year’s Big Ten Tournament.
  • With 22 points, Kaila Charles scored in double figures for the 30th time this season, which makes it the 12th time this year with 20 or more points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double this season. Charles finished the tournament scoring a total of 60 points for her team.
  • Maryland went on a 10-0 run with 5:08 left to go in the third quarter to bring the Terrapins to within seven points after being down 18.
  • Kristen Confroy put up 17 points, making it her 15th game this season with double-digit scoring. She also hit five 3-pointers, tying a season best in 3-pointers made and making it her 98th game in her career with a 3-pointer made. Confroys 17 points more than doubles the combined total of eight points she had scored in her previous two games in the tournament.
  • The five made 3-pointers ties a Big Ten Championship game record and puts her at third in the Maryland record books with 78 made 3-pointers in a season.
  • Ieshia Small chipped in 13 points, making it the 15th game with double-figures.
  • Kaila Charles was named to the all-tournament team, making her the fifth Maryland player to achieve the award.
  • Maryland is now 1-1 against Ohio State when playing in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Maryland grabbed 21 offensive rebounds in the game tonight, the fourth highest offensive rebounding total of the whole season.