Ohio State women’s basketball pulled off a fourth quarter comeback Sunday to win its fifth straight game in upset fashion.
Ohio State (16-9, 9-5 Big Ten) grabbed its fourth ranked win of the season while gaining ground on No. 20 Indiana (20-7, 10-5) for the fourth spot in the conference, topping the Hoosiers 80-76.
Freshman guard Madison Greene led the Buckeyes in scoring for a second straight conference matchup, piling up 22 points — 16 in the fourth quarter alone.
A dominant fourth quarter led the Buckeyes to victory as they overcame a 10-point Hoosier lead early in the quarter. The Buckeyes outscored the Hoosiers 31-21 in the final frame.
A 15-1 run through the middle and late stages turned the tides of the game as the Buckeyes stripped the lead from Indiana and ran away with the contest in the final minutes.
The Buckeyes hit their last 11 shots from the field, including a dagger by Greene with 7.4 seconds left to put the Buckeyes up four.
Freshman guard Jacy Sheldon scored nine of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, as she shot an efficient 7-for-10 from the field.
Ohio State was without sophomore forward Dorka Juhasz, the team’s leading scorer, for the final three minutes as she fouled out for the first time in her Buckeye tenure. She finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg led the way for the Hoosiers with 22 points on a hot night shooting. She shot 8-for-12 from the field and added six assists.
Hoosier sophomore forward Aleksa Gulbe had 14 points, including 9-for-12 from the charity stripe. Junior guard Jaelynn Penn extended her double-digit scoring streak to seven games as she finished with 14.
It was Ohio State’s 14th straight win against the Hoosiers, as coach Kevin McGuff remained undefeated against Indiana in his Ohio State career.
The Buckeyes return to action Wednesday night as they take on Nebraska for a 7 p.m. tipoff at the Schottenstein Center.