B1G Women's Hoops: Ohio State upsets Penn State

Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as eighth-seeded Ohio State stunned top-seeded and No. 11-ranked Penn State 99-82 Friday in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals. The Buckeyes (17-17) advance to a Saturday semifinal.

Raven Ferguson added 15 points for OSU, which shot 71.9 percent in the first half when it made all 10 of its 3-pointers for a 58-34 lead.

The Buckeyes set tournament records for points scored (99), points in a half (58) and field goal percentage (62.1).

The Lady Lions (22-7) were led by Ariel Edwards’ career-high 29 points plus 10 rebounds. Maggie Lucas added 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers that gave her the conference’s career record with 358.

OSU built its lead to 27 points before PSU cut it to nine with 2:56 left. OSU then went on an 11-2 run to seal the outcome.

OSU’s last win over a top-15 team came against Michigan State in the 2011 conference tournament.

The full schedule is here. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video, links to stats, photos and a longer recap in this post as they become available.

Friday’s games (all times ET)
Game 5: No. 8 Ohio State 99, No. 1 Penn State 82
Game 6: No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 4 Purdue (about 25 minutes after Game 5, BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 7: No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 2 Michigan State (6:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go)
Game 8: No. 6 Minnesota vs. No. 3 Nebraska (about 25 minutes after Game 7, BTN/BTN2Go)

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