Andrew Erickson The Columbus Dispatch @AEricksonCD

Kelsey Mitchell said Wednesday she strives to compete at the highest level. The Ohio State senior guard added she hates losing and that her goal is to “be the best me I can possibly be.”

She checked three boxes at Florida’s O’Connell Center on Wednesday. The No. 12 Buckeyes overwhelmed the Gators in the late third and early fourth quarters to cruise to a 103-77 victory and Mitchell needed a little more than seven minutes to break Ohio State’s all-time scoring record, passing Jantel Lavender’s mark of 2,818 career points.

Mitchell led all scorers with 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting, bringing her career points total to 2,840. She is just 253 points shy of Rachel Banham’s Big Ten record of 3,093, but don’t expect Mitchell to focus on numbers in the coming weeks.

“This particular accolade is not something I’ve even been concerned about, but to be a part of the list and being in competition with others that have made great strides throughout the course of women’s basketball history, I’m very grateful,” Mitchell said of the school scoring record. “I’m very excited about the win, more importantly, tonight.”

Mitchell needed just 114 games to set the school record. Coach Kevin McGuff has been on the sideline to witness all of them.

“She’s an incredible worker, great kid and I’m just really happy to see her achieve all these milestones,” McGuff said.

All five Ohio State starters scored in double figures. Sierra Calhoun scored 21 points and Linnae Harper, Stephanie Mavunga and Asia Doss scored 18, 16 and 14 points, respectively. Harper’s total lifted her over the 1,000-point mark for her college career.

Haley Lorenzen led the Gators (5-4) with 17 points.

The Buckeyes (9-2) don’t play again until Dec. 15 against Dartmouth and take a

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