While Buckeye Nation was still celebrating the football team’s big win over Michigan, the #16 Ohio State women’s basketball team had to get back to work as they took on Wright State today. Center Ashley Adams returned to the starting lineup today despite practicing sparingly since a quadriceps injury forced her to miss OSU’s game against St. Francis on Tuesday. Adams wasn’t the only Buckeye returning from injury as freshman guard Cait Craft was finally cleared to play after suffering a concussion in practice before the season started.
Ohio State got off to a fast start as Raven Ferguson hit a three-pointer on the first trip down the floor, keying a 9 to 0 Buckeye run to start the game. After exchanging baskets with Wright State briefly, OSU went on another run of 9 unanswered to go up 22-4 just eight minutes into the game. The two teams would trade baskets for the rest of the half with the Raiders at one point pulling within 11. That didn’t last long and the two teams went into the locker room for halftime with the Buckeyes leading 42-25.