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Princeton grad Mitchell becomes the No. 3 scorer in NCAA history

Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, right, goes up to shoot against Northwestern's Christen Inman during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP/WKRC) - Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points to become the No. 3 scorer in NCAA history as No. 14 Ohio State rolled past Penn State 89-64 Sunday to clinch the outright Big Ten regular-season title and the No. 1 seed to the conference tournament.

Mitchell's 3,286 career points moved her past former Baylor star Brittney Griner (3,283).

MOST CAREER POINTS NCAA WOMEN

  1. Kelsey Plum (Washington) 3,527
  2. Jackie Stiles (SW Missouri St) 3,393
  3. Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State) 3,286*
  4. Brittney Griner (Baylor) 3,283

* active


Just the 13th player in NCAA history to record 3,000 career points and fourth woman in Division I to ever eclipse 3,200 career points, the Princeton High School grad trails Jackie Stiles by 107 points for second on the NCAA career-points list for women.

According to Ohio State, Mitchell was the fastest player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 career points and currently holds 24 OSU, Big Ten or NCAA records.

On January 27 she became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer, passing Minnesota’s Rachel Banham. Mitchell this month also surpassed 500 assists for her career, making her just the fourth player in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 500 assists.





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