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Ohio State women's basketball upsets No. 2 Iowa in OT, overcoming Caitlin Clark's 45 points

Ohio State women's basketball team upset No. 2 Iowa, overcoming a 45-point effort from Caitlin Clark in a 100-92 overtime win.

The Ohio State women's basketball team pulled off a remarkable upset against the No. 2 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in a thrilling overtime victory at Value City Arena. Despite a 45-point performance by Iowa star Caitlin Clark, the 18th-ranked Buckeyes secured a 100-92 win, led by Cotie McMahon's impressive 33-point, 12-rebound performance.

In addition to McMahon's standout performance, four other Buckeyes scored in double figures, including Jacy Sheldon with 24 points, Taylor Thierry with 11 points, and Celeste Taylor and Rebeka Mikulasikova with 10 points each. The Hawkeyes, now 18-2 and 7-1 in the Big Ten, suffered their first loss in 15 games.

After trailing by as many as 12 points in regulation, the Buckeyes rallied to force overtime, ultimately securing the victory with a six-point lead in the extra period. Despite Clark's nine points in overtime, a clutch 3-pointer from Mikulasikova and key baskets from McMahon and Sheldon sealed the win for the Buckeyes.

The game, televised nationally on NBC, showcased the immense talent and hype surrounding Clark, who leads the nation in scoring, rebounds, and assists. The excitement surrounding Clark has generated significant buzz and contributed to high ticket prices for the game, underscoring her status as one of the most captivating players in women's college basketball.

The victory against the heavily favored Hawkeyes solidified the Buckeyes' position as a formidable force in the Big Ten, and their resilience and determination in overcoming a talented opponent further established their place among the top teams in the conference.

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