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Women’s Basketball: Kelsey Mitchell sets Big Ten tournament career scoring record

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell backs a defender down during the Big Ten tournament championship game against Maryland on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Credit: Alyssia Graves: Assistant Sports Director

INDIANAPOLIS — With 5:39 remaining in the Big Ten championship game against Maryland, Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to put her team up five points with 5:39 remaining. That shot not only gave her 20 points in the game, but also the most career points in Big Ten tournament history with 260.

Mitchell passed former Buckeye forward Jantel Lavender, who has dropped to second in career Big Ten tournament points with 257 in 10 games. During her time at Ohio State, Lavender helped the Buckeyes win three Big Ten tournaments during her final three years.

This is one of many records Mitchell has broken. She also holds the all-time NCAA record for 3-pointers made. She also has hit a 3-pointer in the most games in a row in the history, which is an ongoing streak.

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