COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jacy Sheldon scored 20 points, Dorka Juhasz had a double-double and No. 20-ranked Ohio State overwhelmed Duquesne 82-47 in the season opener for both teams on Sunday.
Though Duquesne entered with a veteran team that includes four graduate students and two seniors, they were outmatched by an Ohio State squad that brought back all five starters and six of its top seven scorers from a year ago.
The Buckeyes broke it open in the second quarter when they outscored the Dukes 19-7 and held Duquesne to 2-of-15 shooting from the field, including 0 for 8 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Ohio State acted as if it was going to run away earlier when Juhasz’s layup gave the Buckeyes a 12-4 lead with 4:52 left in the first quarter. But the Dukes kept close when Laia Sole sank four free throws and Amanda Kalin made a pair in a little more than three-minute span to shave their deficit to 15-10.
Juhasz finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Braxtin Miller scored 16. The Buckeyes improved to 42-14 all-time in season openers.
Sole posted her third career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Dukes.
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