Madison Greene to miss rest of Ohio State women's basketball season with knee injury

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio State women's basketball team will play the rest of its season without Madison Greene.

During the Buckeyes' 88-86 overtime win against South Florida Dec. 20, Greene drove to the hoop, but collapsed, not being able to put any weight on her left leg. Ahead of Ohio State's start to Big Ten play, the program confirmed that Greene's season was over with a knee injury.

Greene missed all of the 2021-22 season with an injury after having knee surgery before the season began. It is unclear if Greene's same knee was injured this season.

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In 12 games, Greene is averaging 10.9 points per game — one of six Buckeyes to average double-digit point totals — and is shooting 48.3% from the field and 56% from 3-point range. Greene leads Ohio State with 60 assists, while also averaging 2.9 rebounds and three steals per game.

Greene, who attended Pickerington Central High School, was an honorable mention All-Big Ten team member in 2020-21 after averaging 13.4 points and 4.33 assists per game.

Ohio State guard Madison Greene (0) shoots overSouth Florida guard Aerial Wilson, front, during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ohio State is still without Jacy Sheldon, who remains day-to-day with a lower leg injury.

Ohio State dominates Northwestern without Madison Greene

After ending its non-conference schedule with a win against now-No. 17 Oregon in the San Diego Invitational, Ohio State stormed back Wednesday night with a dominant 81-48 victory against Northwestern.

Cotie McMahon paced the Buckeyes with 24 points, connecting on 10 of her 15 attempts from the field, as Ohio State limited the Wildcats to 27.4% shooting.

Ohio State continued to balloon its lead with a 22-10 run to end the fourth quarter to secure the 33-point victory.

Taylor Thierry also added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Taylor Mikesell recorded 16 points, nine rebounds and seven steals. Both Thierry and Mikesell recorded plus/minus totals of more than 30 points.

Ohio State will return home Saturday with a date against No. 14 Michigan at 1 p.m. in the Covelli Center.

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