No. 19 Wildcats Fall To Buckeyes

Dec 15, 2002

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Courtney Coleman scored 18 points and LaToya Turnerhad 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 84-65 victory over No.19 Arizona on Sunday.

Coleman shot 9-for-13 from the field and had nine rebounds for the Buckeyes(5-2). Caity Matter finished with 16 points, Didi Reynolds added 11, and AshleyAllen scored nine.

Shawntinice Polk had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Arizona (4-2). Dee-DeeWheeler added 11 points.

Ohio State erased a two-point halftime deficit with a 12-point run at thestart of the second half. Allen punctuated the burst with a 3-pointer, and theBuckeyes took a 51-41 lead with 14:52 left.

Wheeler countered with a 3-pointer, but Allen and Matter each hit 3-pointersto give Ohio State a 57-44 with 12:50 remaining.

Coleman grabbed five rebounds and made two layups, and Turner made four freethrows in a 12-6 run to give Ohio State a 78-58 lead 3:46 remaining.

Ohio State outrebounded Arizona 37-28.

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