The number of points a player scores sometimes can be overstated.
After all, if a player is inefficient while putting up a big total, what does a 28-point game mean?
At the same time, if a player becomes a conference’s all-time leading scorer, that means something.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 27, 2018
On Saturday, Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer — man or woman. The senior scored 23 points — while shooting 9 of 15 from the field — in a 78-62 victory over Michigan State to secure her spot as the conference’s top scorer.
Mitchell finished the game with 3,098 career points to pass Rachel Banham, who scored 3,093 in her career at Minnesota. Mitchell also extended her NCAA career record for 3-pointers to 449 by hitting 4 from beyond the arc.
On Jan. 13, Mitchell eclipsed the 3,000-career point mark, becoming the 13th women’s basketball player to hit that total.
The Buckeyes are 17-5 and entered the week as the No. 12-ranked team in the country.