Princeton grad Mitchell finishes Ohio State career in special place on NCAA scoring list
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It certainly wasn't the way that Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell wanted her collegiate career to end, but in her final game on Monday night she did move up to the No. 2 spot on the NCAA Division I women's basketball all-time scoring list.
Mitchell, a Princeton High School grad, made a layup with just under seven minutes remaining in Monday's second-round NCAA Tournament loss against Central Michigan in Ohio State's St. John Arena for her 20th point of the night to move past Jackie Stiles into the No. 2 spot on the all-time scoring list with 3,394 points. Stiles scored 3,393 points. The No. 1 spot is held by Washington's Kelsey Plum, who tallied 3,527 points from 2013-17.
Mitchell finished with 28 points in the Buckeyes' 95-78 loss to complete her career with 3,402 points.
Mitchell is one of only four players in NCAA history to score 3,000 points and record 500 assists in a career. She scored her 3,000th point on Jan. 13 and recorded her 500th assist on Feb. 8.
She set the all-time women's record for three-point field goals made with the 442nd of her career in a game against Maryland on Jan. 22 and finished with 497 for her career after going 6 for 16 in Monday's game.