Women's Basketball Falls To Ohio State, 79-57
Dec. 21, 2000
Columbus, OH - The UCLA women's basketball team gave undefeated Ohio State its stiffest challenge of the season Thursday night, but the Buckeyes took home the victory, 79-57, at Value City Arena.
UCLA kept the game close in the first half, taking an 18-16 lead after a Michelle Greco layup at the 9:36 mark and then trailing by just 10, 41-31 at the half. The Bruins cut the lead to six, 42-36, early in the second half, but Ohio State used an 11-0 run to take a 17-point advantage (53-36) with 13:01 remaining and never looked back.
Courtney Coleman paced the Buckeyes with her first career double-double, tying career highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jamie Lewis dished out 11 assists while scoring eight points. LaToya Turner added a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds, while Tomeka Brown tallied 16 points.
UCLA's record drops to 1-8, while Ohio State improves to 10-0 and is off to its best start since 1972-73.