Most days, reaching double figures, for Kelsey Mitchell, is a foregone conclusion.

On Monday, she reached double digits in yet another category.

The Ohio State senior guard was named co-Big Ten Player of the Week along with Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, giving her 10 Big Ten Player of the Week awards for her Ohio State career.

Mitchell scored 22 points and provided five assists in No. 13 Ohio State’s 103-70 win over Dartmouth on Friday. She added another 31 on Sunday in Ohio State’s 87-76 win over Cincinnati at St. Ursula Academy.

During the Sunday win, the Buckeyes’ fourth straight, she made four free throws to pass Tayler Hill and move into second on Ohio State’s all-time free throws made list with 583. Mitchell now has 2,893 points for her Ohio State career, 26 shy of Kelly Mazzante, formerly of Penn State, for second on the Big Ten career scoring list.

Mitchell, who attended Princeton High School in Cincinnati, made the game’s opening layup Sunday but missed her next five shots. She found her rhythm in the third quarter, in which she made a pair of threes and two other jumpers for 12 points. The senior finished 11 for 25 from the field and 4 for 12 from three-point range.

“(I was) feeling it a little bit more, but I hate when I take so many shot attempts just to get an amount of points,” Mitchell said. “That’s terrible. That’s not good. But I mean, you’ve got to make sure you get yourself on.”

St. Ursula Academy’s gym, the temporary home of Cincinnati women’s basketball while Fifth Third Arena undergoes renovations, is small but was packed Sunday. In what might have been her final college game in her hometown, Mitchell admitted to rushing in the opening minutes.

“Especially because I play so fast, there’s an adrenaline rush and you’re trying to calm yourself down and there’s no timeouts and in one stretch it was a back and forth game,” Mitchell said. “That’s always good but I couldn’t get my heart to slow down a little bit.

“We knew coming in how the circumstances are, it’s a lot of energy going everywhere and a small, compact place with a lot of fans. I think once we got settled down just a little we did what we wanted to slowing down, and I needed to slow down a lot, I think we were in good shape.”

Calhoun on the mark

Likewise an asset during the third quarter Sunday was redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun, who went 5 for 7 from the field during the third quarter — including 4 of 6 on three-pointers — to produce 14 of her 20 points.

Calhoun has reached 20 points in each of her last three games and has made at least three threes in each of her last four games.

On Sunday, she started 0 for 4 from three-point range but made two from straightaway and one each from the left and right corner in six third-quarter attempts to help push the Buckeyes to a double-digit lead.

“I thought she had a great third quarter and was obviously a big part of us pulling away,” coach Kevin McGuff said.

Rest on the way

Ohio State is scheduled to practice until Dec. 21 and will have Dec. 22-25 off before returning Dec. 26 in preparation for a Dec. 28 Big Ten opener at Nebraska.

The Buckeyes will have some time to unwind, but hopefully not too much, Mitchell said.

“In the Big Ten you can’t get too much decompression,” she said.