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No. 14 Ohio State Comes Back, Downs No. 5 Tennessee 87-75

Tennessee guard Jordan Walker, right, controls the ball as Ohio State guard Emma Shumate defends on the play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Joe Maiorana)
Tennessee guard Jordan Walker, right, controls the ball as Ohio State guard Emma Shumate defends on the play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Joe Maiorana)
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Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Taylor Mikesell scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half, leading No. 14 Ohio State to an 87-75 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Tuesday night in the season opener.

Ohio State erased Tennessee’s 41-33 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Vols 30-13 in the third quarter. Mikesell powered the Buckeyes’ surge as they closed the third on a 12-0 run, contributing 10 points during that span.