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Ohio State women pull away to beat Minnesota

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaliyah Patty had 15 points and eight rebounds to help No. 6 seed Ohio State beat No. 11 seed Minnesota 77-56 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

Ohio State will face third-seeded and 19th-ranked Iowa in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The Buckeyes (19-11) scored 14 straight points early in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 68-50 lead on Jacy Sheldon’s 3-pointer with 4:36 left.

Sheldon had 15 points, Janai Crooms added 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Braxtin Miller scored 13. Dorka Juhasz grabbed 16 rebounds to go with six points.

Jasmine Powell scored 14 points to lead the Golden Gophers (16-15). Jasmine Brunson added 11 points and Gadiva Hubbard scored 10.