Hill, Ohio State trounce Southern, 83-49

(AP) Tayler Hill had 21 points, four assists and five steals in 29 minutes to lead No. 12 Ohio State to an 83-49 victory over Southern University on Tuesday night. Hill, who is 11th nationally in scoring at 21.3 points per game, had five steals in the first 15 minutes and converted all of them into layups to help the Buckeyes (9-0) to a 44-24 halftime lead. Ohio State can match the 2000-01 team for the program’s best start in the NCAA era since (1982-83) with a win Saturday at California.

Kendra Coleman had 14 points for Southern (1-5), which has lost five straight. The Jaguars had allowed 60 points per game but the Buckeyes reached that mark with 12 minutes to go on a layup by Hill off one of seven assists by Samantha Prahalis, who had 17 points.

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