Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball

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Ohio State Buckeyes
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UniversityOhio State University
Head coach Kevin McGuff (8th season)
Conference Big Ten
Location Columbus, Ohio
Arena Value City Arena
(Capacity: 18,809)
Nickname Buckeyes
ColorsScarlet and gray [1]
   
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1993
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1985, 1987, 1993
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2022
NCAA Tournament Second round
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1975
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1975, 1978
Conference tournament champions
2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018
Conference regular season champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2022

The Ohio State women's basketball team represents Ohio State University and plays its home games in the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, which they moved into in 1998. Prior to 1998, they played at St. John Arena. They have won 12 Big Ten titles, which is the most in the conference [2] and have 24 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the most recent being in 2018. In 1993, they lost to Sheryl Swoopes and the Texas Tech Red Raiders 84–82 for the national title. They captured the NIT title in 2001, beating the New Mexico Lobos 62–61. [3] Notable alumni include former All-Americans Katie Smith and Jessica Davenport. They're currently coached by Kevin McGuff, who was previously the head coach at the University of Washington.

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Year by year results

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SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Phyllis J. Bailey (Independent)(1965–1970)
1965–66Phyllis J. Bailey 3–4
1966–67Phyllis J. Bailey 5–3
1967–68Phyllis J. Bailey 5–1
1968–69Phyllis J. Bailey 8–2CIAW First Round
1969–70Phyllis J. Bailey 7–0
Phyllis J. Bailey:28–10
Mary Combs (Independent)(1970–1972)
1970–71Mary Combs 4–2
1971–72Mary Combs 10–4MAIAW
Mary Combs:14–6
Debbie Wilson (Independent)(1972–1980)
1972–73Debbie Wilson 15–1MAIAW
1973–74Debbie Wilson 18–2MAIAW
1974–75Debbie Wilson 19–5AIAW First Round
1975–76Debbie Wilson 26–6MAIAW
1976–77Debbie Wilson 21–7MAIAW
1977–78Debbie Wilson 23–8AIAW First Round16
1978–79Debbie Wilson 19–11MAIAW
1979–80Debbie Wilson 16–18MAIAW
Debbie Wilson:157–58
Tara VanDerveer (Independent, Big Ten)(1980–1985)
1980–81Tara VanDerveer 17–15MAIAW
Big Ten Conference
1981–82Tara VanDerveer 20–73–01stNCAA First Round
1982–83Tara VanDerveer 23–515–3T-1st
1983–84Tara VanDerveer 22–717–11stNCAA First Round19
1984–85Tara VanDerveer 28–318–01stNCAA Elite Eight7
Tara VanDerveer:110–3753–4
Nancy Darsch (Big Ten)(1985–1997)
1985–86Nancy Darsch 23–716–21stNCAA Sweet Sixteen1712
1986–87Nancy Darsch 26–517–1T-1stNCAA Elite Eight810
1987–88Nancy Darsch 25–516–22ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen96
1988–89Nancy Darsch 24–616–2T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen914
1989–90Nancy Darsch 18–1211–7T-4thNCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1990–91Nancy Darsch 11–178–10T-5th
1991–92Nancy Darsch 15–139–95th
1992–93Nancy Darsch 28–416–2T-1stNCAA Runner-up23
1993–94Nancy Darsch 14–147–11T-7th
1994–95Nancy Darsch 17–137–9T-7th
1995–96Nancy Darsch 21–138–8T-6thNCAA Second Round
1996–97Nancy Darsch 12–163–1310th
Nancy Darsch:234–125134–76
Beth Burns (Big Ten)(1997–2002)
1997–98Beth Burns 15–127–98th
1998–99Beth Burns 17–129–74thNCAA First Round
1999–2000Beth Burns 13–155–11T-8th
2000–01Beth Burns 22–116–10T-8thWNIT Champions
2001–02Beth Burns 14–158–8T-5th
Beth Burns:81–6535–45
Jim Foster (Big Ten)(2002–2013)
2002–03Jim Foster 22–1010–6T-4thNCAA Second Round20
2003–04Jim Foster 21–1011–53rdNCAA Second Round21
2004–05Jim Foster 30–514–2T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen98
2005–06Jim Foster 29–315–11stNCAA Second Round102
2006–07Jim Foster 28–415–11stNCAA First Round188
2007–08Jim Foster 22–913–5T-1stNCAA First Round25
2008–09Jim Foster 29–615–31stNCAA Sweet Sixteen910
2009–10Jim Foster 31–515–31stNCAA Second Round158
2010–11Jim Foster 24–1010–6T-3rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen1718
2011–12Jim Foster 25–711–5T-2ndNCAA First Round2216
2012–13Jim Foster 18–137–9T-8th
Jim Foster:279–82136–46
Kevin McGuff (Big Ten)(2013–present)
2013–14Kevin McGuff 17–185–11T-8th
2014–15Kevin McGuff 24–1113–53rdNCAA Second Round2323
2015–16Kevin McGuff 26–815–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen109
2016–17Kevin McGuff 28–715–1T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen109
2017–18Kevin McGuff 25–613–31stNCAA Second Round1510
2018–19Kevin McGuff 14–1510–85thWNIT First Round
2019–20Kevin McGuff 21–1211–7T-5thNo postseason held
2020–21Kevin McGuff 13–79–77thSelf-imposed postseason ban22
2021–22Kevin McGuff 25–714–4T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen1713
Kevin McGuff:193–91105–49
Total:1,098–475

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA tournament results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1984 #5First Round#4 Ole MissL 55–77
1985 #2First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 Holy Cross
#3 Penn State
#1 Old Dominion
W 102–60
W 81–78
L 68–72
1986 #3Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Maryland
#2 LSU
W 87–71
L 80–81
1987 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#10 Oregon
#3 USC
#1 Long Beach State
W 76–62
W 74–63
L 82–102
1988 #3Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Syracuse
#2 Maryland
W 116–75
L 66–81
1989 #3Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 James Madison
#2 Long Beach State
W 81–66
L 83–89
1990 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 Southern Illinois
#3 Texas
W 73–61
L 66–95
1993 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Title Game
#9 Rutgers
#4 Western Kentucky
#2 Virginia
#2 Iowa
#2 Texas Tech
W 91–60
W 86–73
W 75–73
W 73–72 (OT)
L 82–84
1996 #9First Round
Second Round
#8 Memphis
#1 Tennessee
W 97–75
L 65–97
1999 #9First Round#8 Boston CollegeL 59–72
2003 #4First Round
Second Round
#13 Weber State
#5 Louisiana Tech
W 66–44
L 61–74
2004 #4First Round
Second Round
#11 West Virginia
#3 Boston College
W 73–67
L 48–63
2005 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Holy Cross
#7 Maryland
#3 Rutgers
W 86–45
W 75–65
L 58–64
2006 #1First Round
Second Round
#16 Oakland
#8 Boston College
W 68–45
L 69–79
2007 #4First Round#13 MaristL 63–67
2008 #6First Round#11 Florida StateL 49–60
2009 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Sacred Heart
#11 Mississippi State
#2 Stanford
W 77–63
W 64–58
L 66–84
2010 #2First Round
Second Round
#15 St. Francis (PA)
#7 Mississippi State
W 93–59
L 67–87
2011 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 UCF
#5 Georgia Tech
#1 Tennessee
W 80–69
W 67–60
L 75–85
2012 #8First Round#9 FloridaL 65–70
2015 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 James Madison
#4 North Carolina
W 90–80
L 84–86
2016 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Buffalo
#6 West Virginia
#7 Tennessee
W 88–69
W 88–81
L 62–78
2017 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Western Kentucky
#4 Kentucky
#1 Notre Dame
W 70–63
W 82–68
L 76–99
2018 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 George Washington
#11 Central Michigan
W 87–45
L 78–95
2022 #6First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#11 Missouri State
#3 LSU
#2 Texas
W 63–56
W 79–64
L 63-66

Awards

Consensus All-American selections

Frani Washington (1979)Tracy Hall (1987–1988)Nikita Lowry (1989) Katie Smith (1993, 1996)
Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2010–2011) Samantha Prahalis (2012) Kelsey Mitchell (2015–2018)

First-Team All-Big Ten

Yvette Angel (1983, 1985) Carla Chapman (1984)Francine Lewis (1984–1985)Tracy Hall (1986–1988)
Nikita Lowry (1988–1989)Lisa Cline (1989)Averrill Roberts (1992–1993)Nikki Keyton (1993)
Katie Smith (1994–1996)Marrita Porter (1998–1999) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2008–2011)
Samantha Prahalis (2010, 2012)Tayler Hill (2012–2013)Ameryst Alston (2015–2016) Kelsey Mitchell (2015–2018)
Stephanie Mavunga (2018)Dorka Juhász (2020–2021)Taylor Mikesell (2022)Jacy Sheldon (2022)

Big Ten Player of the Year

Tracey Hall (1986–1987)Lisa Cline (1989) Katie Smith (1996) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007)
Jantel Lavender (2008–2011)Samantha Prahalis (2012)Kelsey Mitchell (2015, 2017–2018)

See also

2016–17 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

Notes

  1. "The Ohio State University Department of Athletics Logo Guidelines" (PDF). July 1, 2020. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  2. "Big Ten Championship Teams" (PDF). History and Tradition. Ohio State Athletic Department. p. 172. Retrieved 2008-02-23.[ permanent dead link ]
  3. "2001 Postseason WNIT". www.womensnit.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  4. "Media Guide" (PDF). Ohio State University. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013.

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