Ohio State women's basketball: Jacy Sheldon, Taylor Mikesell named first-team All-Big Ten

Jacob Myers
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes guard Taylor Mikesell (24) steals the ball from Maryland Terrapins guard Katie Benzan (11) witl defensive help from guard Jacy Sheldon (4) during the fourth quarter of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena in Columbus on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Ohio State won 95-89.

Ohio State's top two scorers, and one of the best guard duos in the country, were given all-conference honors.

Junior guard Jacy Sheldon and senior guard Taylor Mikesell were named first-team All-Big Ten selections by the coaches and media on Tuesday. Sheldon and Mikesell finished sixth and seventh on the Big Ten season scoring leaderboard, averaging 19.4 and 19.1 points per game, respectively.

Sheldon was a unanimous selection by coaches.

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Jacy Sheldon (4) shoots over Maryland Terrapins forward Chloe Bibby (55) during the second quarter of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena in Columbus on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

Led by Sheldon and Mikesell, the No. 13 Buckeyes won a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 2018 this past weekend. They are the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament beginning Wednesday. Ohio State will face the winner of Michigan State and Purdue at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Together, Sheldon and Mikesell scored 48.1% of Ohio State's points in the regular season. Sheldon proved throughout the season to be the Buckeyes' go-to shot creator, while Mikesell lit up opponents from 3-point range.

Mikesell led the Big Ten in 3s made per game (3.7) and 3-point field-goal percentage (47.1%). Nationally, Mikesell ranks third in total 3-pointers made, and second in 3-point shooting percentage.

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Taylor Mikesell (24) reacts during the fourth quarter of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena in Columbus on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Mikesell had 33 points in the 95-89 win.

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