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UConn underestimate Ohio State women’s Cotie McMahon in historic defeat

Saturday afternoon, the Ohio State women’s basketball team shocked the world on network television. In the Buckeyes’ first game on ABC this season, head coach Kevin McGuff’s side started slow, but after it got ahead it never looked back.

Following the 73-61 Buckeyes victory, in the post game press conference, legendary UConn head coach Geno Auriemma addressed numerous topics. Auriemma was savvy in talking about the end of UConn’s Final Four streak, discussed his group of players, like all coaches do, but had an interesting answer when asked about Ohio State forward Cotie McMahon.

“A lot of times in these games the players that get all the attention throughout the season, the key players on your team that everybody focuses on, and then invariably it’s somebody else that steps up and ends up being the difference-maker in the game, right?