No. 16 Ohio State advances to Buckeye Classic final

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Marscilla Packer scored 22 points and Ohio State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) advanced to the final of its Buckeye Classic tournament with an 88-26 victory over Colgate on Saturday.

Packer made eight of 12 shots from the field, including five of eight 3-pointers. Star Allen added 13 points and Jantel Lavender 10.

Caitlin Gillard had seven points for Colgate (0-4), which has lost its four games this season by an average of 42 1/2 points.

Ohio State (5-0) will face Auburn (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) in the tournament championship Sunday. Auburn (5-0) beat Winston-Salem 70-37 Saturday.

The Buckeyes led Colgate 42-13 at halftime.

It got worse for Colgate when the Buckeyes went on a 30-5 run early in the second half. Colgate shot just 18.6 percent (8-of-43) for the game.