Ohio State women's basketball to face Cincinnati after record-setting victory

Lori Schmidt
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon led the Buckeyes with 31 points in a 110-58 win over Bellarmine Tuesday.

The Ohio State women's basketball team is 4-0 and gearing up for a game Saturday against 3-2 Cincinnati. 

The Buckeyes are coming off a record-setting 110-58 win against Bellarmine (0-4) on Tuesday, in which OSU scored 70 points before the intermission, surpassing the previous Big Ten mark for points scored in a half by one. (Minnesota had 69 in the second half of a game against Purdue Fort Wayne in 2002, and Wisconsin posted 69 in the second half of a 1982 game with Bradley.) 

Jacy Sheldon led Ohio State with 31 points and Taylor Mikesell continued her streak of making at least four three-pointers. She has done so in all four games the Buckeyes have played this year. Mikesell had 18 points overall and was 4-for-6 from behind the arc. 

Tip time for Saturday's game against the Bearcats is 6 p.m. at the Covelli Center. 

"Cincinnati has a really good team – athletic, talented, well-coached," Buckeyes coach Kevin McGuff said. "That will be a challenge for us. We have to continue to improve. I think our defense and rebounding has to keep getting better."