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Miami edges No. 9 Ohio State women's basketball team

Buckeyes fall to 5-3 on the season

By Mitch Stacy | AP Published: December 2, 2016 4:00 AM

COLUMBUS -- Keyona Hayes scored 23 points, Jessica Thomas added 16 and No. 18 Miami outlasted No. 9 Ohio State 94-89 in overtime Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Ohio State's Sierra Calhoun hit a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer to tie it at 84. Then, Hayes' 3-pointer with 2:30 left in overtime put Miami (6-1) ahead to stay in the game that featured 13 lead changes.

Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State (5-3) with 29 points on 5-for-11 3-point shooting, and Shayla Cooper added 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to pull Ohio State to within a point with 5 seconds left in overtime, but the Buckeyes were forced to start foul.

Laura Cornelius added 11 points, and Erykah Davenport had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes.

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Ohio State came from behind to lead 22-17 after the first period on the strength of a 10-0 run to finish it. But the Buckeyes went cold, and Miami surged ahead on an 11-0 run and led at the half 41-30. Ohio State hit just 2 of 12 shots from the floor in the second quarter, and was just 1 for 13 from 3-point range in the first half.

Ohio State came alive again in the third, hitting its last six shots from the floor in the period, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Mitchell and Kiara Lewis. Miami led 60-59 after three.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: Miami battled similarly talented team and pulled off the upset.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes let a game slip away to a tenacious opponent in overtime after tying in dramatic fashion at the buzzer.

UP NEXT:

Miami: Returns home to play Old Dominion on Sunday.

Ohio State: Faces Southern University at home Wednesday night.


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